Flood Bucket Drop Off Information

You may drop off flood buckets at the following churches:

Tyler, Pollard ~ 3030 New Copeland Rd., Tyler ~ 903.597.2571
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center ~ 400 Private Rd. 6036, Palestine ~ 903.538.2711
Tyler, Marvin ~ 300 West Erwin, Tyler ~ 903.592.7396
Palestine, Grace ~ 2130 County Club Rd., Palestine ~ 903.723.6143
Tyler, Dayspring ~ 310 West Cumberland Rd., Tyler ~ 903.581.0550
Russell Memorial ~ 315 S. Fairfield, Buffalo, ~903.873.2569

Listed below are materials needed for a flood bucket:

Flood Bucket Materials – 1 Bucket = $65

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
1 can air freshener
Aerosol or pump
1 insect repellant spray
6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
1 scrub brush
Plastic or wooden handle
18 cleaning wipes
Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
No terry cleaning towels
Remove from packaging
7 sponges
Remove from wrapper
5 scouring pads
Remove from wrapper
No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
50 clothespins
Clothesline
One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
Cotton or plastic
24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
33‐ to 45-gallon sizes
Remove from the box
5 dust masks
2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
Should be durable enough for multiple uses
Remove from packaging
1 pair work gloves
Cotton with leather palm or all leather
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.
If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.
Cleaning kits are only used within the United States. They are not opened to verify the contents unless there is indication that some items have been omitted.
UMCOR does require that all patriotic symbols be removed from the kit contents. For example, if an item in a kit has a stamp that contains the American Flag, that stamp must be removed, covered or blacked out.

We will post a list of local churches that are prepared to be evacuation housing if the need arises.

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