J.P. Turner Employees Help to Preserve Historic Buckhead

J.P. Turner employees and interns volunteered their time for the Buckhead Heritage Society’s Mt. Olive Cemetery Restoration Project.

Atlanta, GA, June 09, 2014 --(PR.com)-- This past Saturday, May 31, 2014 J.P. Turner employees and interns volunteered their time for the Buckhead Heritage Society’s Mt. Olive Cemetery Restoration Project. The Mt. Olive Cemetery, located on Pharr Road, is one of the last remnants of an African American community known as Macedonia Park that once thrived where Frankie Allen Park is today. In 2010, the Fulton County Superior Court barred a developer from removing graves from the site. As a result, the Buckhead Heritage Society launched the cemetery restoration project. The Buckhead Heritage Society Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 by a group of Buckhead residents who recognized the need for an advocacy organization to protect Buckhead's significant historic resources.

At the beginning of the day, J.P. Turner volunteers received greetings from senior members of The Buckhead Heritage Society, including Erica Danylchak, Executive Director, Tamara Bazzle, Vice President, and Harriett Kirkpatrick, Board Member. They spoke about the history of the Mt. Olive Cemetery and Frankie Allen Park. Volunteers assisted in the restoration of the cemetery by removing debris, cutting tree limbs, raking leaves and removing garbage. In all, 58 bags of debris were removed.

“I was blown away with the group’s enthusiasm and how much was accomplished,” commented Kirkpatrick. “It looks like a totally different setting. You can actually see that there is a cemetery on the property.”

“The J.P. Turner Connects program provides employees with opportunities to give back to the community. We’ve had the opportunity to participate in several community service projects around the metro Atlanta area and this project offered a great chance to make an impact in Buckhead, where our corporate office is located,” commented program coordinator Herman Mannings III.

The following members of J.P. Turner donated their time: Reed Lengel, Valerie Haggerty, Chantrelle Crawford, Eric Jenkins, Ben Zhao, Jessica Jiang, Robin Moss, Michelle Lopez, J.P. Yarid, Sharice Tinsley, Sebastian Robinson, John Forte, Elle Dieal and Herman Mannings III,.

J.P. Turner Connects provides employees and their family members with volunteer opportunities throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The program encourages giving back to the community by organizing projects that reflect the company’s mission of service. J.P. Turner Connects positively impacts the local community and helps to strengthen employee relationships.

J.P. Turner & Company, LLC (Member SIPC) is an independent broker/dealer headquartered in Atlanta. Advisory and financial planning services are offered through its affiliate, J.P. Turner & Company Capital Management. Founded in 1997 by Bill Mello and Tim McAfee, the company has grown to some 170 independent branch offices throughout the United States and has been voted one of the top independent broker/dealers in the country each year by Investment News. To learn more about the firm and its services, please visit www.jpturner.com.
J.P. Turner & Company, LLC
Heidi Wheatley