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Juneteenth Clean Up at Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

Jun 19th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Juneteenth Clean Up at Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

**You MUST register to participate. Please read the description before registering. We are limiting the number of volunteers at each site to maintain social distancing**

Please join the Enrichmond Foundation on Juneteenth (Friday, June 19th) for a clean-up day at Evergreen Cemetery! 9am – 12pm.

This clean-up activity will promote a clean beautiful space for the families of those interred at the cemetery, the citizens of Richmond, the county of Henrico, and visitors from all over the country.

Important Volunteer Information:
All Volunteers must complete and sign an Enrichmond waiver liability form.
Volunteers should dress for being outside.
Wear sunscreen.
Volunteers must wear safety gloves. (Gloves will be provided. You are welcome to bring a personal pair for yourself.)
Volunteers should wear long pants, preferably jeans.
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 device will be used.)
Volunteers must wear a mask.
Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Disposable gloves will be provided.

Click Here: East End Cemetery Sign Up

Click Here: Evergreen Cemetery Sign Up

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

About Juneteenth:
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day is celebrated with organizations in a number of countries using the day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans.

About the cemeteries:
Historic Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1891. Evergreen Cemetery is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African American leaders from the 19th and 20th centuries including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 25,000 plots in Evergreen, of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

East End Cemetery was established in 1897. East End Cemetery is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African American leaders from the turn of the 20th century such as Hezekiah F. Jonathan, a business owner and the vice president of the Mechanics’ Savings Bank. There are an estimated 13,000 plots in East End, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

Event Details

When:

Jun 19th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Evergreen Cemetery
50 Evergreen Rd
Richmond, 23223 United States
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Website:
https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/

Details

Date:
Jun 19th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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