Great job Greenwood team, and many thanks to Boeing, and The Mission Continues. Having the support from organizations such as these is crucial to us in achieving our goal to restore this sacred, and historical place.
It's truly amazing the number of people and organizations that have, and continue to reach out to us. As always our challenge is sustaining the progress that we make after these large groups leave. So we have a lot of things that we need to figure out as we go forward. Once again, many thanks to all those that made yesterday such an overwhelming success.
A huge shout out to the Archdiocese of Saint Louis for sending their high school kids out for a service project at Greenwood.
This week in this awful heat these kids have cleared and raked almost all of Section 2, and today finished clearing Sections E and N. Now the burial grounds (on the west side of the main road) are mostly cleared from the front lawn all the way to Section O. I'm so grateful for their hard work, and for Archdiocese being so willing to furnish dumpsters, bags, and a brush hog.
A group of students from the University of Missouri - Saint Louis came out on Saturday, April 23 to help mow, trim, and uncover headstones at Historic Greenwood Cemetery. These fraternity brothers and sorority sisters worked hard and contributed to a very productive day. All front burial sections were mowed, sections A and B were completely mowed and trimmed, and several planter box style headstones were cleared of dirt and overgrowth in section D.
Thank you UMSL students for giving back to your community!!
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Jesse Herman and Leon White with The Mission Continues for organizing another massive volunteer effort out at Historic Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday April 2nd. And THANK YOU to all who came out and helped restore this gem of Black History in Saint Louis.
Groups of all ages including high school students, veterans, and descendants of those laid to rest in Greenwood came out to clear brush, mow grass, and build a beautiful new pergola.
These efforts will leave a lasting impression, but we still need your help with mowing, clearing brush, treating for weeds, etc. Volunteers are in the cemetery every Saturday (weather permitting). If you can't make it out to volunteer, please consider a donation to help us pay for supplies and equipment. The weed & feed season is upon us and we need your help to maintain the beautiful reclaimed burial sections.
Whether you can volunteer (either in the cemetery or help with research, records, and/or event programming), or donate, please know that it is with your help that we can maintain the amazing progress we've made since July of 2015.
Thanks again to everyone involved in making 2016 a GREAT year for Historic Greenwood Cemetery!!