Tuesday is a good night to meet your neighbors - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tuesday is a good night to meet your neighbors

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It's a good night to get to know your neighbors.

A local non-profit is encouraging the Lubbock community to stand together, against drugs, gang violence, and neighborhood crime on Tuesday night.

It’s National Night Out around the country. The goal is to get people out of their homes to meet their neighbors and promote safer communities in America.

And the Lubbock Salvation Army is joining in.

While most of the country celebrates National Night Out every August, Texas will normally hold off until October when it's a bit cooler. But this year, the block-party style celebration comes at a time when many Lubbock homes are reporting break ins.

Gene Bals is active in keeping watch in his neighborhood in the heart of Lubbock.

He says when it comes to protecting your home, you can never have enough people keeping watch.

"Almost everyone in the block knows each other so when somebody moves in we try to keep in contact with them...so when something different is happening, something that obviously doesn't fit in in the block there's always someone that notices.” Bals says.

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