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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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CMPD – State of the Neighborhood

Today we met with CMPD to deliver Gatorade for the folks on duty this Fourth of July and to hear a about the State of the Neighborhood. Councilman Larken Egleston, representatives from First Ward Neighbors, First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and Charlotte Center City Partners were all on hand. Captain Dave Robinson expressed […]

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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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Citizen Service Award

Today, Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident of First Ward was recognized by CMPD for his work in the community. Chief Kerr Putney recognized Bob and many other residents of the city in a ceremony that took place at the Police and Fire Training Academy. Narrative: Bob Szymkiewicz has lived in the First Ward Community […]

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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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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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