East End Cemetery
50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
Saturday, July 14, 2018 9am – 1pm
Anyone 8+ years old
Important Work Day Details
- We recommend you wear denim jeans and heavy shoes or boots.
- Wear you LiftUp RVA t-shirt. We will have some available at the worksite.
- Volunteers should not wear leggings, shorts or open-toed shoes.
- Bring gloves as there is broken glass, pieces of rusty metal etc., on the site.
- We plan to work from 9 am until 1 pm. Feel welcome to work 2-3 hours or stay all day. You are free to come when you can and stay as
long as you can.
- There is no water available, so bring something to drink. We will have some coolers of water to refill your water bottles.
- There is a portable toilet available.
- Bring your sunscreen and bug spray.
- If you plan to work through lunch, bring lunch and a snack if you need one.
- We do not have a rain plan so we will work until it rains or we will work through the rain.
- Heavy-duty Steel Rake/Bow Rake
- Limb Loppers
- Good heavy gloves to handle glass, briars, etc.
Getting There and Parking
- Take the Nine Mile Road East Exit off of I-64
- Turn right on Evergreen Road
- The turn is right across from the Henrico Government Center
- Follow Evergreen Road until just after it crosses over I-64
- Turn left at the Four Cemeteries sign
- The work area will be just after the road bends to the right past the East End Cemetery sign
- You will need to park on the side of the road
- Be sure to leave room for other vehicles to get by
Uncovering The Past
— Veronica Davis, Virginia Historian and Author of Here I Lay My Burdens Down
About The Cemetery
Decades of neglect had obscured their graves and thousands of others beneath tangles of ivy, brush, and illegally dumped trash. Since June 2013, a small group of regular volunteers, along with many students and Richmond-area residents, have been working to reveal them, slowly uncovering not just long-buried headstones but an entire community.
If you like whacking weeds, lopping branches, and discovering the history of your city, then you’ll enjoy the challenge of helping restore East End. We never know what we’ll find when we pull back the vines.
East End Cemetery
In Memory of my Mammy, Julia Hoggett
She was born a slave and a slave she chose to remain.
Slave to duty, a slave to love.
Few people of any race or condition of life have lived so unselfishly,
which is the same as saying so nobly.