Flood Buckets

Here’s everything you need to know to put together a Flood Bucket to serve those impacted by hurricanes and flooding. Buckets will be distributed through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Please bring to church by Sunday, October 7. Thank you for your generosity!

Flood Bucket Cleaning Kit

Approximate Cost: $75 per bucket

Cleaning Kit Materials

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19”)
    • 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-useable cleaning wipes
    • No terrycloth, microfiber, or paper towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pad 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

Bucket Packing Directions (please follow)

  • Place all liquid items in the bucket first.
  • Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items.
  • Scouring pads and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket.
  • Clothespins may also be placed in a small re-sealable bag.
  • Secure the lid on the filled bucket.

Important Notes

  • All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid form. No powders are accepted.
  • If items have been omitted, label bucket. Please indicate which items are missing. 
  • Sponges have been removed from the list of supplies due to the challenge of locating the non-cellulose sponges that prevent mildew. Non-cellulose sponges will be added to each bucket upon arrival at the affiliate warehouse.
  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional material.

Again, thank you very much!