Please Help Us Save Greenwood Cemetery!

Greenwood Cemetery Company of New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania is an irreplaceable Treasure of our cultural heritage, but many of the historic and artistic grave markers are endangered as a result of apathy, neglect and vandalism. In the past, the Cemetery has been used as a favorite spot for midnight parties, illegal activities and destructive behavior. 

As recently as 2012 a mausoleum was broken into and the remains of a fourteen-year-old girl, who died in 1871, were dumped onto the floor of the mausoleum. This act of vandalism required cleanup, repair and rededication of this gravesite.


 

Throughout it's 150 plus year history Greenwood Cemetery has suffered from economic ups and downs. As with most cemeteries, grave markers are private property and owners are accountable for their repair and maintenance. Many families have faithfully overseen the upkeep of their loved one's graves for many years; however, as families have moved away and descendents have passed on, a number of graves have been neglected. An example of lack of descendents applied to the young girl of 1871 as described above. As a result of not being able to locate family it was necessary that the cemetery volunteers clean-up, repair and rededicate the mausoleum.


A great deal of volunteer work has been preformed on damaged headstones but every year additional grave markers are affected by problems associated with age, ground settling, rodent burrowing and vandalism.

Greenwood Cemetery Company in recent years under the direction of a new volunteer Board of Directors has come a long way in restoring the beauty that the Cemetery once had; however, there is still much work to be done. Greenwood Cemetery Company is a nonprofit 501(C) corporation.

 

Should you wish to donate, your tax deductible contribution will help us in preserving this cultural treasure by providing funds to pay for lawn maintenance, fuel, and much needed tools and equipment.

Please, help us save Greenwood Cemetery, Donate today!

If you would like to assist in preserving this irreplaceable cultural treasure by making a donation, click the Donate button below to get started. A secure connection is provided and your information will be held in strict confidence and shared with no one. You'll receive a receipt from PayPal as well as a letter from us acknowledging
your donation.


Please Donate Today by Contacting Us!

Should you not wish to use the Internet and would rather contribute to Greenwood Cemetery Company by sending a check or money order, please make it payable to:

Greenwood Cemetery Company
32 South Greenwood Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101

 



 
32 S. Greenwood Ave., New Castle, Pa.16101 Phone: (724) 652-6541 800-000-0000 Email: donations@greenwoodcemetery.org