Donald Willey and some friends are trying to save the graveyards
of Hoopersville, Maryland in Dorchester County. It appears that
the powers to be are not able to help with this endeavor and
therefore he is asking for help from the public.
There are several graveyards on Hoopers Island that are less than
3 feet from washing overboard. The next storm should do it in some
Donald has already bought equipment himself to move stones, old
cement, whatever, to help shore up the shoreline and save these
old graveyards. This is basically a one man crusade and he needs
One of the graveyards needing help is the James White Property
located on the Chesapeake Bay side of Middle Hoopers Island. Family
names are TYLER, RUARK, TRAVERS, COX, WROTEN. This graveyard needs
Donald is asking for money (any amount helps) and/or old cement,
bricks, etc, anything that can be used to support the shoreline.
If you can send money please make payable to Anchor of Hope
Graveyard Fund and send to Bucktown Village Foundation, P.O. Box
711, Cambridge, MD 21613-0711.
Have some questions or if you can volunteer time or material please
contact Donald at 410-397-3433 - Cell phone is 443-521-7974. Home
address is 1208 Parks Road, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
PLEASE HELP WITH THIS PROJECT BEFORE THE STONES AND THEIR HISTORY
23 September 2004