Woodstock Homes, a non-profit co-operative comprising some 200 homes and 500 residents in Alameda’s west-end, plans to participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) program with a community gathering on August 4th from 6pm to 8pm.
According to the non-profit’s website, the homes were originally built by the federal government during World War II to support local wartime civil servants. The homes occupy roughly seven acres.
After the war, tenants formed a non-profit to buy the housing as the government sold it off as surplus property.
For National Night Out, residents will congregate at the non-profit’s office at 1711 Second Street in Alameda for dinner. Officer McGruff of the Alameda Police Department and fire department officials will visit to socialize with the public.
National Night Out is a community building program intended to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen police-community partnerships and foster support and participation in local anti-crime programs.