September 13 work day

I worked out at East End for about 3 hours this morning until the rain chased us away. We had 37 volunteers – 6 from VSU, 23 from VCU (Phi Kappa Psi and Alpha Omicron PI), 4 from the community and 4 regulars. We filled the dumpster and then had to start new piles. Several gravestones were uncovered.

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September 10 work day

I worked out at East End this afternoon for 2 1/2 hours. We 35 volunteers – 10 from VCU ASPiRE and 24 from VSU senior project. We did a good clearing of the area where the brush pile was as well as other plots along the road and then did some restoring by planting grass seed and some iris. Hopefully it will all look nice by spring. We also uncovered one gravestone. Also some of the volunteers started moving the second brush pile to the dumpster.

We’ve now had over 100 volunteer visits in less than a week.

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September 6 work day

We had a great work day at East End today. We had 70 volunteers: 15 VSU seniors, 20 VCU ASPiRE, 20 VCU Alpha Gamma Delta, 11 VCU Phi Kappa Psi and 3 regulars. The brush pile by the road is gone and the dumpster is full. Several plots were cleared and several gravestones uncovered. I think this was the largest number of volunteers we have ever had at one time at East End. My thanks to all of the volunteers that came out and helped today.

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September 3 work day

We worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon.  We had 10 from VCU ASPiRE.  We got the dumpster filled and worked on clearing a plot.

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August 30 work day

I worked out at East End for about 3 hours today. We had 3 regulars and 11 students and faculty from Virginia State out helping. We got more brush moved to the dumpster and a plot cleared and several gravestones uncovered.

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August 27 work day and VSU visit

It was a busy afternoon and evening cemetery wise. I worked at East End for a couple of hours in the afternoon. We had 9 volunteers from ASPiRE. We got one plot mostly cleared and 2 gravestones uncovered. A couple of the volunteers worked at moving the brush pile to the dumpster so the pile is growing smaller.

In the evening I talked to a group of seniors and staff at Virginia State University about the Evergreen and East Cemetery clean ups. They plan to have volunteers come out and help at East End starting this Saturday.

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August 23 work day canceled

The work day on August 23 is canceled due to weather.

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