First United Methodist Church - Troup
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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First United Methodist Church supports
 UMCOR
(United Methodist Committee On Relief)
 
 
Cleaning Buckets are just one of UMCOR'S many ministries that we support! UMCOR distributes cleaning buckets to those who have been involved in a flood, and these buckets contain everything these people will need to begin cleaning up after the disaster. If you would like to assemble a cleaning bucket, here is the list of the required items below. Please do not make any substitutions, and please do not include anything other than the items contained in this list below. Bring these items to the church office Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and we will get your cleaning bucket(s) to UMCOR.

Cleaning Bucket
Value: $ 55.00
 
  • 5 gallon bucket with resalable lid. Buckets from fast food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
  • Liquid laundry detergent - two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottles only
  • Liquid household cleaner - 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water. No spray cleaners
  • Dish soap - 16‐28 oz bottle any brand
  • 1 can air freshener - aerosol or pump
  • 1 insect repellant spray - 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • 1 scrub brush - no toilet-bowl brushes plastic or wooden handle no kitchen or dish brushes
  • 18 cleaning wipes - handi wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels. Remove from packaging.
  • 7 sponges - remove from wrapper. No cellulose sponges due to mold issue.
  • 5 scouring pads - remove from wrapper. No Brillo, SOS pads or any kind that will rust. 
  • 50 clothespins - remove from packaging.
  • Clothes line - two 50 ft. or one 100 ft. cotton or plastic. 
  • 24 roll heavy duty trash bags - remove from the box 30-45 gallon size. 
  • 5 dust masks. 
  • 2 pair disposable waterproof gloves rubber or latex remove from packaging.
  • 1 pair work gloves - cotton or leather. Leather palms necessary.
Assembling Directions
 
Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.
 
Important Notes
‐ All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
‐ All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders please.
‐ If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.
‐ UPS, FED EX and the US Postal Service will not ship buckets containing bleach. In such case, you may leave the
bleach out of the bucket.
‐ If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.
‐ Cleaning buckets are only used within the United States. They are not opened to verify the contents unless there is indication some items have been omitted.
 
Packing Kits
Box Weight. Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.
 
Shipping Kits
1. Complete 2 packing lists-one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
2. Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly
process kits.
3. Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets: $1.50.

Health Kits
Value: $ 12.00

  • 1 hand towel - 15” x 25” to 17”x 27” kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable.
  • 1 washcloth. 
  • 1 comb - comb needs to be sturdy no pocket combs or picks please. Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable. 
  • 1 metal nail file or clipper - no emery boards or toenail clippers please. 
  • 1 bath size soap - 3 oz. and larger sizes only. Do not remove from original packaging. 
  • 1 toothbrush - adult size only. Do not remove from original packaging. 
  • 6 adhesive bandages - ¾” to 1 “ size common household band aids. 
  • 1 plastic bag - one gallon size sealable bags only. 
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
Assembly Directions

Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the wash cloth. Fold over the
sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in
the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

Important Notes
‐ All items must be new.
‐ Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
‐ Please remove all packaging.
‐ 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 material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly
removed and will delay the shipment.
‐ UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the
product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for
toothpaste and shipping, place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations.

Packing Kits
Box Weight. Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.

Shipping Kits
1. Complete 2 packing lists-one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
2. Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly
process kits.
3. Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets: $1.50.
 

 

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