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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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July 4th with the One House

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provided a 4th of July feast for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, once again, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour. City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey joined the crew for lunch and as per her usual, she baked fresh cookies. A […]

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Gatorade For CMPD

This morning Karie Greathouse, President of First Ward Neighbors, delivered Gatorade to the Central Division. Every year the First Ward Community Fund provides Gatorade to CMPD for use on the Fourth of July. It’s always hot and the men and women of CMPD put in long hours on this national holiday. The gift is intended […]

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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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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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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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