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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Ward Basketball Clinic

The First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and Police Activities League (PAL) held a youth basketball clinic on Saturday, March 19th at the First Ward Recreation Center from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The center is located at 610 E 7th Street. Charlotte, North Carolina, March 19, 2011:  More than 120 people attended and 70 […]

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