April 26th work day

We worked out at East End for about 4 1/2 hours today. We had 12 volunteers: 6 were from the University of Richmond, 2 were community members and 4 regulars. We removed ivy and brush and uncovered several grave markers including one that was really buried in the dirt.

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April 25th work day

We worked out at East End for over 5 hours today. In spite of the chill and the rain, we had 40 hardy volunteers including 5 from VCU service learning, 5 from VCU ASPiRE and 25 from the University of Richmond. We got the dumpster filled, got lots of clearing done and found several grave markers. Meliisa delivered a truck load of tires to Greene Elementary School. They had requested the tires to use them as garden planters. We will be back tomorrow at 1 pm.

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April 24th word day

We worked at East End over 4 hours this afternoon. We had 17 volunteers 15 of whom were from the University of Richmond. The tire dumpster had been emptied so several hard working students refilled and have it ready to be emptied again. They also cleared some plots and uncovered one gravestone. I also did some weed whacking. Back again tomorrow morning at 8:30.

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April 23rd work day

WE worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon. It was just Ali and me. I did some whacking of the weeds and Ali cleared off one gravestone.

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April 22nd work day

We worked out at East End for about 2 1/2 hours this afternoon. We had 15 volunteers including 4 from VCU ASPiRE, 5 from Mary Shelden’s class at VCU and 4 from ACEC. The dumpster for the tires was there when I arrived. In an hour and half we had the dumpster full with a lot more to go. We also got a bunch of ivy removed, several small trees cut down and found one gravestone but didn’t have time to clean it. We also had 3 visitors.

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April 19th work day

We worked out at East End for about 5 hours today. We had big group of 40 out helping. We had 4 from Hands on Richmond, 5 community members, 6 regulars and the rest from the University of Richmond. A. C. and several students hauled a bunch of tires up to near the front of the cemetery where we will get a dumpster from the county to put them in. That was hard and dirty work. We also got several plots cleared and/or cleaned up with several gravestones uncovered. A UR students came out who has ancestors buried at East End and we able to show him where the family plots were since they had been uncovered.

Here are the tires that were moved.

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April 18th work day

Some of us worked at East End for about 6 1/2 hours today. We had 8 volunteers – 5 from University of Richmond and 3 regulars. We worked on cleaning up the front corner. We got a lot of weeds/vines/etc removed. We found a few grave markers. Also Ali and I did some weed whacking and I sprayed weed killer on the poison ivy. The guys pulled a lot of briar vines out of the trees.

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