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Blanket Drive

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte. Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too […]

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First Ward Park

First Ward Park

Get a Sneak Peek at the First Ward Park Saturday November 9th 2013 10am—11:30am UNC Charlotte Center City 320 E. 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Renderings of the new park will be available with Staff there to answer your questions about the new park. COME JOIN US!!      

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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz talks education in First Ward.

School Supplies for First Ward

Today the First Ward Community Fund donated nearly $1,500 in school supplies to sixty-five children living in First Ward. Thanks to a generous donation from the NATCA Charitable Foundation we were able to supply our young residents with school supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to these supplies, the High School and Middle […]

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Happy Fourth Y’all

Today I spent some time with our  friends at the CMPD Central Division Office. It’s always nice to catch-up with Lt. Cunningham and Officer Rowland. I did get to meet the new members of the leadership team and just hang out with the Police and chat. It seems all is well and solid plans are in […]

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Red, White and Food

It’s that time again. Each year, on Independence Day, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the men and women on duty at Fire Station One. This is how we, in First Ward, says thank you to the Charlotte Fire Department for helping to keep us safe each and every day. The loss of […]

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Baseball

Baseball

The First Ward Community Fund is helping our friends at Carolinas Metro Inc raise money for  their U18 baseball team to attend a tournament in Atlanta. Recruiters from Historically Black Colleges and scouts from Major League Baseball attend this event. The group is holding a raffle to fund the cost of the trip. We offer […]

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Heading out from CMPD HQ

2013 Law Enforcement Ride to DC

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund donated $500.00 to help support CMPD’s annual bike ride to our nation’s capitol. Members of the local law enforcement community make the trek each year to honor and remember those who have died in the line of duty. The five-hundred mile trip takes four days and it culminates […]

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First Ward and the Bobcats

The Charlotte Bobcats ended the season with a three game win streak and they are a team looking forward to next year. First Ward resident will be looking forward too. This year we gave away one-hundred-sixty-four tickets to our friends and neighbors. Children who did well in school or who did volunteer work or adults […]

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Central Division Commander Captain Hulsey

CMPD January Newsletter

Happy New Year! What’s your 2013 Resolution? How about considering crime prevention? What’s more important than your family’s safety? We’ll use thus month’s newsletter to review some quick and easy crime prevention tips. The ultimate goal of Crime Prevention is to reduce the risk of being a victim. In order to do this effectively, it […]

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