Oct. 13 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 6 VCU students and 5 core team members. We spent our time cleaning up from the storm – picking up fallen branches and sticks and partially cutting up 2 fallen trees, one of which was covered in lots of poison ivy. The rain gauge at the cemetery was full at 5 inches. We picked up enough stuff to fill the dumpster. We also had a tour from the Valentine Museum visit us. We still have more trees that are down to clean up.

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oct. 6 work day

We worked 3+ hours today at East End. We had 40 volunteers including 8 from the Wounded Warrior Project, 15 from the University of Richmond,10 from VCU and several community members as well as 4 core team members. We got a lot of summer growth cleared through pulling and cutting, running a trimmer and running a mower. A lot of the cemetery looks in good shape now. We also found 2 gravestones. Our thanks to everyone that helped out today.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oct. 5 work day

We worked at East End for about 4 hours this morning. We had 2 volunteers from VCU’s Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and 37 students and staff from Hermitage High School JROTC. We cleared a bunch of summer growth, hauled fallen limbs and branches and found one gravestone. One of students was able to visit his great grandfather’s grave at the cemetery. We also had 3 visitors. Over the last two days volunteers have made a big dent in the remaining summer growth.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oct. 4 work day

We worked about 4 hours at East End this morning. We had 37 volunteers including 11 from Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at VCU and 25 from JROTC at Hermitage High School. We continued clearing summer growth, cut up and hauled to the dumpster a couple of fallen trees, cleaned one gravestone and cleaned off a grave cover.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sept. 29 work day

We worked about 3 hours this morning at East End. We had 16 volunteers – 5 from VCU sociology class, 5 from VCU History Now, I member of the Church of Jesus Christ LDS and 5 core team visitors. We also had 2 visitors. We got a lot more summer vegetation cleared and found several gravestones. We also ran the trimmer and mower. Each day the cemetery is looking better thanks to all the volunteers that have come out.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sept. 28 work day

We worked at East End for a couple of hours today. We had 12 volunteers, 11 of whom were from Stantec. We started by filling pot holes and then worked at clearing more of the summer growth. We also cut up a fallen tree and hauled it to the dumpster.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sept. 22 work day

We had 12 volunteers at East End yesterday. Besides core team members, there were 7 volunteers from the University of Richmond APO fraternity and from an archeology class. They continued clearing summer growth and and even found 3 grave markers.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment