Flood Buckets

In response to the damage left by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Hurricane Michael in Florida, Aldersgate is working to collect items to fill flood buckets which enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after the hurricane and resulting flood. These buckets are being created with instruction from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR acts as a first responder in times following natural disasters - they are always among the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Until November 12 we will be collecting individual items or full buckets to help in UMCOR's relief efforts. We were blessed with a large donation of 100 5-gallon buckets from Berry Plastics, so all we need to do is fill them! You can help by either taking an empty bucket and a shopping list from the Atrium on Sundays and bringing back a complete bucket, or by donating one or more of the individual items needed. Any donation you are able and willing to contribute will be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference for those who are rebuilding after Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

It is very important to bring in exactly what the list asks for!

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
    • No screw lids
    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product
    • Advertisements on the outside acceptable
  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
    • No spray cleaners
  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (three solid, or three gel fresheners also acceptable)
  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)
    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush
    • With or without handle
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes
    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pads sponges
    • No stainless-steel pads with soap in them
    • Remove from packaging
  • 36-50 clothespins
  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness)
    • No surgical masks
  • Two pairs kitchen gloves
    • Durable for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • One pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather