One Night, 86 Communities, 5,000 Participants

Eden Housing joined the rest of the country in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6.  Residents of all ages gathered to enjoy food, music, each other’s company, and to get to know their neighbors. More than 5,000 people participated in 86 NNO events across Eden’s portfolio. A majority of events featured special guests, including local law enforcement, fire departments, community partners, and elected officials.
 
National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It is the hope that when neighbors socialize together and meet with local police and officials under positive circumstances, our neighborhoods will be safer, more caring places to live - bringing back a true sense of community.
 
Eden staff got creative in making themes for their events to attract more participation. Special themes included Boots ‘n BBQ, carnival games, Hawaiian Luaus, Fiesta, a Day at the Beach and many more. The event also attracted many different kinds of volunteers including corporate, community groups and staff from Eden’s Central Office. Over 85 of Eden’s properties participated.
 
National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday in August, and is celebrated across the US with neighborhood-hosted block parties, festivals, parades, safety demonstrations, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and more.
 
National Night Out began in the 1970s near Philadelphia after hundreds of local groups recognized the lack of a shared platform to connect. The one-day celebration was introduced officially in August 1984 through an already established network that in involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. 
 
Eden’s celebration was an empowering and uplifting celebration. Thank you to all who helped make our national Night Out special for our residents and our communities. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. 

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