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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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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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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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School Supplies

We can’t thank NATCA Charitable Foundation and the folks at Vector Shirts enough. They came through, again, and helped us supply nearly one-hundred children with new school supplies. The Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Housing Authority have been distributing book bags and supplies for the new school year – this year nearly […]

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Thank You CFD

Each year, on Independence Day, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the Team on duty at Fire Station One. This year was no different with a feast provided thanks to the Community Fund and generous donations from Reid’s Fine Foods and Harris Teeter. The Station was open to neighborhood residents for tours. I […]

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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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