Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Clean-Up
AS A RESULT OF ONCOMING INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
PLEASE JOIN US ON 1/22/2021 TO HONOR MLK FOR ENRICHMOND'S NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE!
THE OPPORTUNITY WILL OCCUR AT THE SAME LOCATION AND TIME.
Historic East End and Evergreen Cemeteries are historic African-American cemeteries. Evergreen, created in 1891 and East End Cemetery establish in 1897, are both located in Richmond's East End. They are the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler, Rosa D. Bowser, Hezekiah F. Jonathan, William Custalo, and Dr. Richard F. Tancil.
Volunteer tasks include log and debris removal from the Cemeteries. 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.
Important Volunteer Information:
- Please complete the Volunteer Agreement before you volunteer.
- 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
- Masks are required to volunteer. Masks will be provided.
- 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. Please keep driving speed at 5mph upon entrance to the cemetery. Thank you!
Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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