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Bob Szymkiewicz presents a donation on behalf of the First Ward Community Fund

Tis The Season

Today, after a guided tour, the First Ward Community Fund donated $600.00 to Safe Alliance’s new Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter, which is featured in this Charlotte Observer article, is incredible. With 40,000 square feet and 80 beds Safe Alliance will no longer have to turn victims away. The Community Fund […]

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VK, Bob Szymkiewicz and Stan

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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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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The Lady Cats and company

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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Bike Officer Simpson

Two New Police Bikes

The First Ward Community Fund gives two new police bikes to the officers of the Central Division. Charlotte, North Carolina, January 4th, 2011:  Today the First Ward Community Fund presented a pair of police bikes to the Central Division of CMPD. In the latter part of 2010 the Fund organized a raffle, as a fundraiser, […]

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Artist Dustin Shore

First Ward Art

Stan Washington and Bob Szymkiewicz of the First Ward Community Fund assisted artist Dustin Shores in installation of the works in their new homes. The first piece, a collage of photographs, depicts important participants in the development of First Ward as a Hope VI community. This veritable “Who’s Who” of First Ward now hangs in […]

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