May 29 work day

We worked at East End over 4 hours today. There were 7 of us – 1 community and 6 regulars. We hauled trash, whacked weeds and cleared plots. We also had 3 visitors and a couple family members stop by. We will work again tomorrow, weather permitting.

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May 28 work day

We worked out at East End for about 8 hours today. We had 13 volunteers – 8 from a church youth group, 1 community member, 5 regulars and 0 folks who complained here on FB about how bad the cemetery looks. We did some clearing, found a few gravestones and had 4 weed eaters going. We made a dent in the weeds and grass. We will be back at it tomorrow, weather permitting. We also had some visitors.

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Goats

We are looking for donations to rent goats to help clean up Evergreen and East End cemeteries.  See: gofundme.com/262wxmc

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PBS actress

PBS Mercy Street series actress L. Scott Caldwell heard about the Evergreen and East End cemeteries clean up and so will be out helping at the cemetery tomorrow, May 7, from about noon until 2 pm.

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April 30 work day

We worked out at East End for over 6 hours today. We had 23 volunteers – 16 from VCU sociology class, 3 from VCU Phi Omega Pi and 4 regulars. We also had a boy scout out with others working on his eagle project. We worked on maintaining what has been cleared after we hauled the dumped furniture to the trash dumpster. Many plots were spruced up and gravestones straightened up. We also found a couple new gravestones while doing this. We had 1 visitor and 2 family members come visit. We are able to show the family members their ancestor’s grave and gravestone.

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April 24 work day

We worked out at East End for over 4 hours today. We had 12 volunteers from VCU and 2 regulars. We also had 3 visitors. Several graves were cleared and several gravestones were uncovered. We also hauled some trash and brush and I got a little maintenance done with the weed whacker.

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2000 Graves!

With the 2 grave markers uncovered today at East End, we now have 2000 memorials on Find A Grave with a grave marker picture. This means we have found 2000 graves which have a readable marker.

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