National Night Out to bring community together

URBANA, Illinois — The Division of Public Safety has assembled a variety of public safety agencies, community groups and other service organizations for National Night Out.

The event will take place Aug. 1, from 5-8 p.m., on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign south quad.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships. The event brings community members and organizations together for conversation and safety information, with the goal of promoting relationships that prevent crime and make Champaign-Urbana and campus safer.

“We’re looking to bring people together in a positive, supportive environment,” said Dementro Powell, the Director of Community Development and Engagement for the Division of Public Safety. “Together, we can make our neighborhoods safer and make our community a more caring place in which to live.”

All are welcome. The event is free. Fire trucks, ambulance and police vehicles will be available for kids to tour. The University of Illinois Police Therapy K9s will be on site. Some organizations will have free giveaways. All representatives will be available for questions and conversation.

These organizations are scheduled to attend:

  • Stephens Family YMCA Y on the Fly
  • Champaign County Moms Demand Action
  • Carle Arrow Ambulance
  • McDonald’s
  • Champaign Fire Department
  • Department of Accountancy U of I
  • Chez Veterans Center
  • Mary Kay Independent Consultant
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • City of Champaign, Equity and Engagement Department
  • Silver Hearts Community, Inc.
  • Parkland College
  • Illini Union Board
  • New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA
  • CU Church
  • The Matt Difanis Team
  • Urbana Park District – Urvana
  • Advanced Medical Transport East, Inc.
  • Urbana Fire Department
  • Champaign County Crime Stoppers
  • OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center
  • FedEx Express