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Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage

We are 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 to discuss the progress […]

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School Supplies for First Ward

This morning the 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 supplies. The […]

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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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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 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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