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Vinton presents Trish Hobson with a donation for the Shelter.

Tis The Season Part Deux

The First Ward Community Fund continued it’s holiday giving with a $500.00 donation to the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. The Shelter provides food and shelter to approximately 500 men per night. Trish Hobson was please to receive the gift on behalf of the Shelter. Although funding has been stable for the last few years there […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz presents a donation on behalf of the First Ward Community Fund

Tis The Season

Today, after a guided tour, the First Ward Community Fund donated $600.00 to Safe Alliance’s new Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter, which is featured in this Charlotte Observer article, is incredible. With 40,000 square feet and 80 beds Safe Alliance will no longer have to turn victims away. The Community Fund […]

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VK, Bob Szymkiewicz and Stan

Take A Slice Out Of Cancer

Today several members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a donation and few items which will be auctioned at the annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer event at Villa Francesca. Stan Washington, VK Simpson and I had the chance to spend some time with Louie Suppa who is the brains behind this […]

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DNC Street map

DNC Street Access

Getting around Uptown and First Ward will be a challenge during the Democratic National Convention. To aid residents the City of Charlotte has developed an excellent web site that lists street closure for the DNC . Click here for maps. Residents can expect a high level of police activity to guard against possible trouble. Please […]

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Gatorade for CMPD Central Division

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth to one and all! Yesterday; a few members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a supply of Gatorade to the Central Division for the  men and women who will be protecting us, in Uptown, on Independence Day. CMPD will be working twelve hour shifts and it is going to be hot, […]

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Station One at Work

Y’all Come Visit Fire Station One

The First Ward Community Fund, along with help from our good friends at Reid’s and PATCO Foods, will be providing a Independence Day Feast for the folks on duty at Station One. This is a tradition in First Ward in which we show our firefighters how much we appreciate the work they do all day […]

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Police bike ride

2012 Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride to DC

The First Ward Community fund is donating $500.00 to help support CMPD’s annual Bicycle Bide to DC. Each year, since 2007, CMPD Officers have made the ride to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as a way to honor fallen comrades. This year they honor Fred Thorton who’s name will be added to the memorial. Money […]

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First Ward and the Bobcats

While the Bobcats’ season ended on a disappointing note, with a 104 to 84 lose to the New York Knicks, many children and families in First Ward will remember the year  differently. More than one-hundred and thirty residents were able to enjoy the NBA thanks to our ticket program. The First Ward Community Fund gave […]

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2011 Holiday Party

The First Ward Community Fund and the Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) are holding a Holiday Party for neighborhood children on Wednesday, December 14th at the First Ward Recreation Center from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The center is located at 610 E 7th St. Charlotte, North Carolina, December 14th, 2011:  Organizers anticipate 100 First Ward children will participate in […]

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Mayor Foxx talks about the importance of the Neighborhood Watch Program

National Night Out – 2011

The 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2, 2011: The First Ward Community Fund and Charlotte Housing Authority will host their annual “Party with the Police” as […]

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