Restoring a Legacy .....

Historic Dempsey D. Butler Cemetery located in Camden NJ is a 144 year old African American and Civil War Union Soldier burial site.

Restoration is greatly needed to perserve this landmark and to revive a "forgotten Legacy" in the neighborhood of Centerville.

PLEASE join Friends of Butler Cemetery Association in restoring the Legacy by making a donation through Heart of Camden

OR you may donate building materials to replace hairpin fencing, benches, cemetery markers and walkways.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


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Sovonne said...

The Intensive Supervision Program…has been a God sent to Butler Cemetery. For the pass year program members - under the Supervision of Officer Lucy Valentin - have faithfully arrived at 9am, one Saturday a month to help maintain a "kept" look at Butler Cemetery.

They work hard and do a wonderful job in cutting tree limbs, removing debris, raking and packing leaves and trash that threaten the memory of this Historic Site..... I AM GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HELP!

Here's a little history on the Program....

ISP is a component of the Probation Services Division of the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. Funded by the Legislature at the request of the Office of the Governor, ISP was created in 1983 to achieve the following goals:
1. To reduce the number of offenders serving state prison sentences by permitting them to be resentenced to an intermediate form of punishment.
2. To improve the utilization of correctional resources by making additional bed space available for violent criminals.
3. To test whether or not supervising selected offenders in the community is less costly and more effective than incarceration.

Read more about this program!