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UDACF April 22 event

Free Baseball Camp

The U Deserve A Chance Foundation is sponsoring a free Developmental Camp for aspiring baseball players. This camp will be led by former MLB Players and includes instruction on fielding, throwing, hitting, base-running, life-skills and will feature a guest speaker. Cecil Brisbon is a Captain with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a graduate of Johnson […]

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Carolina Metro Reds

For the past few years the First Ward Community Fund been helping the Carolina Metro Reds with their winter workout program. The Reds are an RBI (reviving baseball in inner cities) affiliate. These workouts always include physical, mental and life skills training — we have been organizing the “talent” for the life skills sessions.  This […]

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Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage

The First Ward Community Fund is proud to support the Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage. The Foundation was started by Ron Kimble, a long time friend of First Ward, and his wife Jan after their daughter Jamie was the victim of domestic violence. This afternoon we had the opportunity to spend some time with Ron […]

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School Supplies for First Ward

This morning the First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments dispensed all manner of school supplies for the new school year. NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts stepped up, again, to help us help our young neighbors. All told we provided nearly $1,800 in […]

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July 4th with the One House

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provided a 4th of July feast for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, once again, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour. City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey joined the crew for lunch and as per her usual, she baked fresh cookies. A […]

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Gatorade For CMPD

This morning Karie Greathouse, President of First Ward Neighbors, delivered Gatorade to the Central Division. Every year the First Ward Community Fund provides Gatorade to CMPD for use on the Fourth of July. It’s always hot and the men and women of CMPD put in long hours on this national holiday. The gift is intended […]

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Citizen Service Award

Today, Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident of First Ward was recognized by CMPD for his work in the community. Chief Kerr Putney recognized Bob and many other residents of the city in a ceremony that took place at the Police and Fire Training Academy. Narrative: Bob Szymkiewicz has lived in the First Ward Community […]

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USAF

Our yearly thank you to the Air Traffic Controllers at Shaw AFB was held on October 23, 2016.  The controllers continue to support several wars and as such work short on a regular basis at their home facility of Shaw. Each year we provide resources for a team building event at which the controllers and […]

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School Supplies

Today the First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments brought smiles, and lots of school supplies, to children in First Ward. Thanks to NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts we were able to provide more than $1,500 in supplies to our young residents. The […]

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Independence Day at the 1 House

As we do each year, today, the First Ward Community Fund provided lunch for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, as they do each year, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour.  Several of us, along with our City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey, joined the crew for lunch. This […]

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