East End and Evergreen Cemetery Clean-up

Event Information
Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Event Address: 
50 Evergreen Road
Richmond, VA 23223
Brief Description of Event: 
We will be helping to restore the Evergreen and East End Cemeteries. In 1891, Evergreen Cemetery was established as a resting place for many of Virginia’s most influential African-American residents. These include Maggie L. Walker, president and founder of the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, and John Mitchell, Jr., champion of African-American rights and editor of the Richmond Planet newspaper. J.Henry Brown, a stonemason by trade, designed many of the tombstones erected here. By the early 1970s, the cemetery had fallen into disrepair and continues to be incredibly overgrown. • Wear appropriate clothing – preferably boots, blue jeans and long sleeves. Shorts and leggings are strongly discouraged due to all the vegetation with thorns. • Bring work gloves and insect repellant if you have them. Please be aware that there is an abundance of Poison Ivy in certain areas. • Bring yard tools if you are able. Be sure to mark them somehow as yours. o Metal Garden Rakes o Loppers o Wheelbarrows/large buckets for carrying vegetation o Weed eaters o Chainsaws • There will be limited tools and gloves available.
Organizations Involved
Organization to be Benefited: 
Evergreen and East End Cemeteries
Sponsoring Organization: 
MIDLOTHIAN STAKE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Event Coordinator Info
Event Coordinator Name: 
KARY YOUNG
Event Coordinator Email: 
Event Coordinator Phone: 
8049388625
Open to volunteers: 
Yes
501-C3 Status: 
No
Event Geofield: 
Latitude: 37.537316900000
Longitude: -77.385596200000