UMCOR Cleaning Kits

Please note:
This Sunday we will receive a very special Communion Offering which will be designated to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey through UMCOR. If you would like to receive credit for your contribution, please write your name on an envelope (for cash), or make your check payable to TFUMC and indicate “Harvey” on the memo line.

Please drop off your complete, filled buckets, along with your check (for sending the buckets to the relief areas) to the Church no later than Sunday, September 17th. Our Church will deliver the cleaning kit buckets to the Oxford UMC collection point for the Cheaha District.

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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
– 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

50 Clothespins

– 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
– 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

Assembly 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.

Processing & Shipping Costs: Please bring a donation of $1.50 per bucket. Write one check for the total amount needed to cover the number of cleaning kit buckets you are dropping off, payable to TFUMC and write “Cleaning Kits” on the memo line. This donation enables the Cleaning Kit Buckets to be sent to the areas in need.

Last updated August 2017