Aug. 24 work day

We worked about 3 hours at East End this morning. We had 5 community members and 3 core team members helping. Two of the community member were out for the first time. We mowed, trimmed, pulled and cut weeds and cut vines off of trees. We also started cutting up two trees that fell but had to quit when our dumpster got full. We will finish that up next weekend. The areas worked on look really good.

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Aug. 17 work day addendum

One other big accomplishment today at East End was getting a big log cut up and moved to the edge of the road for the county to pick up. Our thanks to Aaron from Enrichmond for bringing his big saw and cutting it up and then using a tractor to haul it to the road. After getting the log moved, some of the volunteers worked at digging out a piece of fencing that had been under the log. The log had been there for years.

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Aug. 17 work day

We worked 3+ hours this morning at East End Cemetery. We had a total of 23 volunteers including 11 from the Ghanaian Association of Richmond Metropolis, 5 community members and 7 core team members. We had 4 trimmers and 1 mower going and lots of hand tools cleaning plots. We got a big area cleaned up and also uncovered 2 gravestones.

We found out that the mother of one of the volunteers was buried next door at Evergreen Cemetery. I was able to take him over there and we were able to find her gravestone. I had found it in the past and had GPS coordinates so we knew the approximate area to look.

Also, don’t forget to vote for our cause in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2023530

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August 10 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 10 volunteers including 2 from the Wounded Warrior Project, 3 community members and 5 core team members. We had 2 mowers and 3 trimmers going as well as folks pulling and cutting weeds. We also got a fallen log hauled to our brush pile. The area that was worked on looks really good.

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August 3 work day

We worked about 3 hours at East End this morning. We had 16 volunteers including 9 from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters in Richmond, 4 community members, and 3 core team members. We cut down and hauled more tall weeds, hauled a cut up tree to the road and ran 3 trimmers. The areas worked on looked much better now. We also found 2 gravestones. We had 1 visitor.

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July 29 work day

We worked a couple hours on a warm morning at East End. We had 6 students and 1 staff member from The Steward School. They worked at clearing the tall poke weed and got enough cleared and hauled to finish filling up the dumpster. We looked for gravestone but didn’t find any new ones but did uncover sections of a plot wall. I gave them a brief tour of Woodland Cemetery after leaving East End.

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July 27 work day

We worked 4+ hours at East End this morning with pretty nice weather for July. We had 15 volunteers running 3 trimmers, 3 mowers and pulling and cutting summer growth and tall weeds. We got a lot done and the cemetery looks much better.

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