Winston-Salem Police Department Receives Grant From Target for National Night Out Participation
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit was recently awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) in recognition of its participation in National Night Out on August 7, 2012. The grant was used to purchase items for distribution to citizens participating in National Night Out.
The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its income to communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.
National Night Out is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The event, which involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials, takes place in communities nationwide, as well as in Canada and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is designed to:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
• Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Visit the Crime Prevention page to learn more about National Night Out and the police department’s crime prevention efforts.