As Hurricane Harvey devastates the coast of Texas, Grace Community has been called to help in the relief efforts. This isn’t something new to us, we know what it means to have water in our homes and churches.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already standing by to start the relief effort; to learn more about UMCOR’s mission and what a flood bucket is click here.

Grace Community will be collecting completed flood buckets as well as the supplies needed to create flood buckets. Below is a list of items that goes into each flood bucket:

Cleaning Kit Materials

  • 1 5-Gallon bucket with resealable 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
    • One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
  • Liquid household cleaner
    • 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
    • No spray cleaners
  • Dish soap o 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand
  • 50 Clothespins
  • Clothesline
    • One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
    • Cotton or plastic
  • 7 Sponges
    • No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
    • Remove from packaging
  • 24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags
    • 33-45 gallon sizes
    • Remove from the box
  • 18 Cleaning wipes
    • Handi-wipes or reusable wipes
    • No terry cleaning towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • 1 Can air freshener
    • Aerosol or pump
  • 1 Insect-repellant spray
    • 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • 2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves Last updated August 2017
    • Should be durable enough for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • 1 Pair work gloves
    • All Cotton
    • All Leather
    • Cotton with Leather Palm
  • 5 Scouring pads
    • Remove from wrapper
    • No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
  • 1 Scrub brush
    • Plastic or wood handle
  • 5 Dust masks

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