Cleaning Bucket Assembly & Shipping Instructions
These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.
Cleaning Bucket Kit Items Value: $55 per bucket.
Note: if the requested item size is not available, go down to the next available size. If nothing is available in the requested or smaller size, put masking tape on the outside of the bucket saying, "This bucket contains no _________"
▪ 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
▪ Bleach (two 1-quart or one 82 oz. bottle. Do not include bleach if you are shipping the bucket through the US Postal Service, UPS or FedEx)
▪ 5 scouring pads
▪ 7 Sponges
▪ 1 scrub brush
▪ 18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes)
▪ Liquid laundry detergent (two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottle)
▪ 1 household cleaner, 12-16 oz. bottle
▪ Disinfectant dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle
▪ 50 clothes pins
▪ Clothes line (two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.)
▪ 5 dust masks
▪ 2 pair latex gloves
▪ 1 pair work gloves
▪ 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gallon (remove roll from box before placing in bucket)
▪ 1 Insect repellant spray, 6-14 oz. can (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps. See Special Requirements below.)
▪ 1 Air freshener, 8 or 9 oz. can (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps.
See Special Requirements below.)
Important Kit Assembly Information
▪ All items included in kits must be NEW items.
▪ All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items-nothing more.
▪ Do NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.
Cleaning Bucket PDF (2pp, 78K)
UMC Global Board of General Ministries
North Georgia Conference Websit
Volunteers and Health Kits
According to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), there will be a great need for volunteers to help rebuild once the initial crisis is past, but it is not safe or possible for volunteers to go to Haiti at the present.
However, UMCOR’s two relief supply warehouses are asking United Methodists to provide health kits that will be sent to Haiti.
Our regional conference (the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church) has issued an immediate call for Health Kits. UMCOR is sending a truck to the North Georgia Disaster Response Warehouse on Monday, January 18. If you bring a health kit to the church by 5:00pm Sunday, your kit will be included in this shipment. Instructions for assembling and shipping health kits are available here. Please note that the kits MUST include exactly what is specified or they cannot be shipped internationally.
We are grateful that donations continue to come in online. Donors may also contribute by placing a check in the offering plate at a local church or by mailing it to UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087. Checks should indicate “Advance #418325” in the memo line. United Methodist Communications is creating a special bulletin insert for churches’ use, which will be available Friday at www.umc.org/haiti.
Following the Asian tsunami, United Methodist Communications produced a video and study guide titled "God, Why?" to help people cope with the spiritual and emotional impact of disasters. The resource, available from EcuFilm, explores why such tragedies happen and God’s role in them. The study guide provides a basis for group study and discussion.
During this time of pain and suffering, let us take comfort in the promise of Psalm 46:1, NSRV: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
United Methodist Communications
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