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School Supplies

Today the 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 Case Managers […]

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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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CMPD Central Division

As we do each year, today we delivered a large supply of Gatorade for the men and women who will patrol uptown this Fourth of July. Karie Greathouse, the president of First Ward Neighbors, and Bob Szymkiewicz, the founder of the First Ward Community, visited the Central Division offices to say thank you for the hard […]

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Lunch with CMPD

This year seven members of CMPD were able to make lunch at Dressler’s. All are currently serving or have served in the Central Division and First Ward. We were able spend time catching up and talk some strategy as to how to fix a few of the minor issues in the neighborhood. I always enjoy this […]

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USAF

For the past several years we have been helping the USAF Air Traffic Controllers at SHAW Air Force Base throw a party. This is our way to say thank you for your service. This year mother nature tried to shutdown the event that was planned as a pig roast with outdoor games. BIG rain –no […]

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School Supplies

We can’t thank NATCA Charitable Foundation and the folks at Vector Shirts enough. They came through, again, and helped us supply nearly one-hundred children with new school supplies. The Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Housing Authority have been distributing book bags and supplies for the new school year – this year nearly […]

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Thank You Charlotte Fire Department

Yesterday, as part of our annual Independence Day thank you, the First Ward Community Fund provided lunch to everyone on duty at Station One. Neighbors were welcome to stop in for tours and meet the firefighters. Mayor Anthony Foxx, a First Ward resident, and Councilwomen Patsy Kinsey spent some time at the Station and enjoyed […]

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Firehouse Tours

The First Ward Community Fund serves up an Independence Day feast for the men and women of Fire Station One.   Charlotte, North Carolina, June 28, 2011: Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provides a Fourth of July feast for the men and women of Fire Station One. Thanks to our friends at Reid’s and Patco Foods, […]

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CHA Today

Yesterday Stan Washington, Melissa Jones and Dustin Shores appeared with Jennifer Gallman on CHA Today. Stan and Melissa are CHA case managers and members of the First Ward community Fund Board of Directors. Dustin is a professional photographer and artist who worked with the Fund on two art projects.

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