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Happy Halloween

A big shoutout to Chad Martin of CHA for making Halloween special for neighborhood children. He was able to coordinate with CHA, CMPD and 92.7 to provide a fun and safe event.

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School Supplies for First Ward

This year was awesome and we so appreciate NATCA Charities and Vector Shirts for the continued support of our young residents! First Ward Community Fund worked with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Housing Authority, First Ward Place Apartments and First Ward Neighbors to give supplies to neighborhood children. With 131 units of public housing […]

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Thank You CFD — Sation One

Independence Day is the day we celebrate our firefighters and communications team at Fire Station One (aka, The One House). The Community Fund provides the food and the crew does the cooking. Several neighbors dropped by as did Councilman Larken Egleston and former member of council Patsy Kinsey. All eighteen people on duty were enormously […]

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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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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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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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Stand Up To Cancer

Next Monday the women of CAT 5 compete in the North Carolina State Senior Games in Raleigh, NC. First Ward Community Fund and Stand Up To Cancer wish CAT 5 success. CAT 5, the Mecklenburg County Senior Women’s Softball Champs, will compete for Gold while using the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the […]

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First Ward Wednesday

  Don’t miss this month’s First Ward Wednesday! View this email in your browser YOU’RE INVITED…FIRST WARD WEDNESDAY   Wednesday, May 6th at 7th Street Public Market: 5:30pm – 7:00pm WHO: Anyone that lives or works in First Ward.WHAT:An informal meet-up with your neighbors.WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (come when you can). […]

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Ground Breaking at First Ward Park

  Yesterday, Mecklenburg County held a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking for First Ward Park. The Park is a much needed amenity for our neighborhood and the event was well attended. Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident and founder of the First Ward Community Fund, was a speaker at the event. Bob took time to […]

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Independence Day at The 1 House

Traditionally, on the Fourth of July, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the crew on duty at Fire Station One. This year’s feast was provided thanks to the Community Fund and generous donations from Reid’s Fine Foods and Harris Teeter. Once again, the Station was open to neighborhood residents for tours. Bob Szymkiewicz […]

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