Some 27 people braved the heat and humidity this morning to work for up to 5 hours at Evergreen Cemetery. Three others worked at East End. We also had 3 visitors and Fox News came out and filmed spots for next year’s Black History Month. We got several plots cleared or partially cleared and found several gravestones..
We worked out at East End and Evergreen for over 4 hours today. We had 10 volunteers. When I arrived at East End I noticed someone had almost filled up our dumpster with brush they put in it. They also left a couple of chairs. We did clearing and weed whacking and then moved to Evergreen.
At Evergreen we cleared all of the brush and trees off of area around Rev. Andrew Bowler’s plot. We cleaned off one marker in that area.
We worked out at East End and Evergreen this morning for over 4 hours. We had 9 volunteers We hauled a bunch of bags of illegally dumped trash from East End to the curb where the county will pick it up. We weed whacked, cleared kudzu off of Sarah Jones’ plot and cleared a plot across the road from Sarah Jones’ plot in Evergreen.
A $400,000 grant has been approved by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation for East End and Evergreen cemeteries! My details to come in the days and weeks ahead.
Here is a news story about it.
NBC 12 story
We are looking for donations to rent goats to help clean up Evergreen and East End cemeteries. See: gofundme.com/262wxmc
All volunteer activity will be at adjacent East End cemetery Memorial Day weekend starting at 9 am on Saturday and Monday and 10 am on Sunday. All of this is weather dependent.