2000 Volunteer Visits

With the volunteers we had out today at East End, we now have had over 2000 volunteers visits this year at the cemetery. This is a new milestone for us.

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Dec. 16 work day

We worked at East End for over 6 hours today. We had 41 volunteers. 32 volunteers were from boy scout troop 534, Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville, doing an eagle project. They did a great job and got a lot cleared and found many graves and grave markers. We also had 4 volunteers from boy scout troop 432 who came out and helped. We also had 1 community member and 4 core team volunteers. At the end of the day we had created 2 large brush piles for the county to pick up.

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Dec. 2 work day

We had 28 volunteers at East End this morning including 14 from Cardinal Newman Academy, 7 from VCU, 2 community members and 5 core team volunteers. We cleared brush, cut up fallen trees, cut down trees and hauled it all to the dumpster and got it full. We found several grave markers. At the end of the morning, we did a short walking tour of East End and Evergreen.

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Nov. 25 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 11 volunteers – community members and core group. We cut weeds and brush, cut ivy, cut down scrubby trees and cut up fallen trees and got the road going past East End toward Evergreen all spiffed up. After finishing at East End, some of us helped two gentlemen clear their family plot in the historic area of Evergreen.

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Nov. 21 work day

What a great day at East End today. We had over 175 volunteers from Veritas School and core team volunteers out working. This was the 3rd year in a row that that Veritas has came out. They cleared lots of brush and ivy and fallen trees as evidenced by the big brush piles at the entrance and along the road in the cemetery. Many grave markers were found. My thanks to all from Veritas who came out and worked and to the core team members for helping coordinate all the students.

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Nov. 18 work day

We worked around 4 hours at East End today. We had 18 volunteers including 4 from Urban Sustainability and Equity Center, 8 community members and 2 from Maggie Walker School. We cleared ivy and brush off of several plots and found a few grave markers. At the end of the work day, we did a brief tour of Evergreen.

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Nov. 11 work day

We had 39 volunteers that braved the cold and came and helped us at East End this morning. We had 19 volunteers, mostly youth, from Save-A-Seed, 14 from University of Richmond, 1 community member and 5 regulars. We mainly cleared brush and ivy from plots and found a couple grave markers.

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