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20th Anniversary of 9/11 National Day of Service

 

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Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at historic Evergreen & East End Cemeteries

in commemoration of

September 11 National Day of Service. 

The volunteer day will take place on 9/11 from 9am-12pm

Please join Enrichmond Foundation at historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries on 9/11 National Day of Service for a clean-up day and a tour of the historic cemeteries to uplift the community need to reconnect families for the individuals who have been lost after many years of neglect of these African American cemeteries.

Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. East End Cemetery was established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery. These cemeteries are the resting place for many of Richmond’s African American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, Hezekiah F. Jonathan, John Mitchell, Jr., Rosa D. Bower, and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 23,000 plots in Evergreen and East End. Enrichmond Foundation's mission is to protect and restore the environment by facilitating engagement opportunities for the community.

Due to the delicate nature of the headstones, the use of heavy equipment is very limited. Please be careful as you clear areas on, or around the headstones. Your volunteer time is crucial to the success of this project as we reclaim and maintain the cemetery. Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Agreement before the volunteer day, and sign in onsite in order to volunteer. 

Special Instructions: Please complete the Volunteer Agreement before you volunteer.

Important Volunteer Information:

  • All Volunteers must complete and sign an Enrichmond waiver liability form.
  • Volunteers should dress according to the weather (more layers for colder months of the year).
  • Volunteers should wear long pants, preferably jeans to protect your legs from scratches and insects.
  • Volunteers must wear safety gloves. (Gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring a personal pair for yourself.)
  • A light snack and water will be provided.
  • Volunteers should wear tennis shoes or boots. (No flip flops or thin shoes) 

Updated Safety and COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Volunteers will have their temperature taken at the beginning of the volunteer day. (Contactless devices will be used.)
  • Masks are not required for outdoor activities, but masks will be provided if you would like to wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Disposable gloves will be provided

Location: Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery – 50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223

You will see a bright green sign once you make it to the entrance of the cemetery. Please follow the bright green signs, and orange cones for directions for parking by an Evergreen and East End staff member. 

We look forward to serving with you. See you there!

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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