BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - People are preparing to gather once again to take a stand against crime.
The Hands of Hope Ministries is helping to organize the Binghamton National Night Out on Tuesday August 7th.
Various locations across the city will feature a variety of games and activities for kids along with free food.
This year's theme is "Unity in the Community."
Pastor Henry Ausby says the purpose of the event is so neighbors can show their resolve in tackling challenges such as drugs, violence and crime.
"That is the most important thing I think of everything we do is bringing people together. So people come out and get to know their neighbors, police officers, city officials and all the organizations in the community so that they know that there are more people out there on our side then against us," said Ausby.
Festivities will taking place at the Boys and Girls Club on Clinton Street, Saratoga Apartments, Columbus Park, Fairview Park, the Broome County Library and Cheri Lindsey Park.
For more information call 607-765-3491.