Shelli Hendry, the Burbank Housing Property Manager of the Fife Creek Commons, with help from Resident Services Coordinator Phillip Tapia-WCCS, hosted a National Night Out event at the Commons on Tuesday, August 1st.

The purpose of the Night-Out event is to build more community, to help neighbors, and community services personnel, Sheriffs and Fire Department meet and to engage in a positive and casual way.

West County Community Services provides assistance to the residents of more than 100 low-income living units in western Sonoma County. Phillip Tapia-WCCS’ is the person on location. His services include the residents of 47 apartments at the Fife Creek Commons in Guerneville.pic of sheriffs and others

In Sonoma County, Deputy Sheriffs and supportive personnel stopped by several of these events, including Fife Creek’s, to chat, play games with the kids, share a hot dog, talk about their work, generally to express their interest in being helpful and not punitive with the people in the communities they serve.

Last year more than 38 million people participated in the National Night-Out event in more than 16,000 communities across the country.