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School Supplies

Today the Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments brought smiles, and lots of school supplies, to children in First Ward. Thanks to NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts we were able to provide more than $1,500 in supplies to our young residents. The Case Managers […]

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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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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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A Visit With CMPD

Today a group of us from the Community Fund and First Ward Neighbors, Inc. spent some time with Captain Campagna of CMPD’s Central Division. We dropped-off a supply of Gatorade for the folks who will be on duty on Independence Day and talked First Ward. Each year the Community Fund supplies Gatorade as a way […]

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This Is First Ward

What makes First Ward special? First Ward is a neighborhood not a collection of sub-divisions. First Ward is a thriving community. Yesterday a young resident held a birthday party for her son. It was a great event and members of the community stepped up to make it so. Trinity Episcopal School allowed her to use its field so that […]

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Lunch With Friends

Today we had lunch with some of our friends from the Central Division. Catching up with both current and former members of our Division is great. It’s always nice to spend time together, but this year it is particularly gratifying to be able show support for the people who help to keep us safe. As […]

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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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