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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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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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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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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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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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This mural hangs in the Central Division office in First Ward

Lunch With Friends

Yesterday we took several, past and present, Central Division Officers to lunch. Those who attended enjoyed a great meal and those who had other commitments were missed (and yes, we talked about you). It was nice catching up with our friends who have moved to other areas of the city. Several have been promoted and […]

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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz talks education in First Ward.

School Supplies for First Ward

Today the First Ward Community Fund donated nearly $1,500 in school supplies to sixty-five children living in First Ward. Thanks to a generous donation from the NATCA Charitable Foundation we were able to supply our young residents with school supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to these supplies, the High School and Middle […]

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