Friends of Eastern Cemetery

 
Raised: $1,160.00
Goal: $15,000.00
 
 
 

Created by

Col Sean Stafford

731 Friends

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Eastern Cemetery lies in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. This 30 acre space holds some of Louisville's finest citizens dating all the way back to 1840. In the late 1980s, after issu... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Col Sean Stafford 5 months ago

Thank you to all who have donated. You'll be interested to know that we are only $6 away from hitting the $1,000 mark. This is amazing! Can you imagine that a cemetery that once had 8 feet of grass as standard feature is now beloved by numerous donors and is now regularly kept up by a band of volunteers who love what they do? Thank you to those who have given. We are forever in your debt.

Here's to the next $6 dollars and beyond. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kind Regards,

FOEC

 
 
 

Updated posted by Col Sean Stafford 6 months ago

So far we've raised 90$ for Eastern Cemetery! If you can, please support us. If you're unable to, that's ok! Please just share this post and that we will be forever grateful!

 

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Created by Col Sean Stafford on September 27, 2013

Eastern Cemetery lies in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. This 30 acre space holds some of Louisville's finest citizens dating all the way back to 1840.

In the late 1980s, after issues with money and management, Eastern Cemetery became effectively abandoned. Since then there has been very little done to upkeep this sacred ground and sadly enough, it's gone into horrible disrepair. To say it has been neglected would be an understatement.

Instead of visitors coming to mourn their dead, there are vandals. Instead of lovely signs directing visitors to plots of interest there is graffiti. Instead of lovely flora dotting the landscape there is trash. Trees grow right out of graves.

Friends Of Eastern Cemetery was formed to clean up this holy ground and we've made great headway! Our group is now over 30 strong. We love what we are doing, but we need your help!

Our volunteers supply all equipment, gas, oil, and everything else needed in order to maintain the cleanup effort and it can get costly. Right now we desperately need chainsaws as we cut most trees by handsaws, hand axes, or machetes. Gas and oil are always a much needed commodity, and we simply don't have enough weed eaters.

More lawn mowers would be a blessing. We need signage, road repair work, edgers, limb nippers, and just about anything else a regular landscaping crew needs.

With your help we will be able to better serve the Louisville community and those people who have their loved ones buried in Eastern. If you can, please consider helping us so we may help those who can no longer speak for themselves.

 
 
 
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Thanks Dave Brennan!

posted by Rob Eckert 5 months ago

I wish we could "thumbs up" everybody that donates!! Thank you everybody for your caring and help, it means so much to all of us that you are willing to help.

posted by Andy Harpole 6 months ago

Thank you Christy and Kate!!!

posted by Andy Harpole 6 months ago

Thank you so much to all who have donated!! Please spread the word and thank you for your support!!

posted by Andy Harpole 6 months ago

We sure could use your help, it's quick and easy and your $10 or $20 donation would make a huge difference to this cemetery. Thank you for your support Friends!

posted by Andy Harpole 6 months ago

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$1,160 raised by 51 people in 6 months.

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Gary Gerlach

2 months ago

 
 

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Anonymous

3 months ago

 

$25.00

Barbara Koch-McGee

4 months ago

 
 

Thank you for all your efforts in restoring this historical cemetery.

 

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Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$50.00

Vu Nguyen

5 months ago

 
 

$6.00

Anonymous

5 months ago

 

$10.00

Jennifer Steiger

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