Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flood Bucket & Health Kit Collection May 31st
UNY Conference United Methodist Center Open House
The UNY Disaster Response Team is collecting flood buckets and health kits at the UNY Conference United Methodist Center’s Open House, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool. The Open House is Wednesday, May 31 (the day before Annual Conference) from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Flood buckets and health kits are to be brought directly to the two garage bays behind the Henry Clay Blvd building.

Relief-supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. UMCOR collects 6 types of kits for global distribution and cleaning buckets for US distribution after storms.


Cleaning Bucket Materials

·                       5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
o                           Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
o                           Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
o                           Advertisements on the outside are acceptable
·                       Liquid laundry detergent
o                           One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
·                       Liquid household cleaner
o                           1216 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water  * No spray cleaners
·                       Dish soap
o                           1628 oz. bottle any brand
·                       1 can air freshener
o                           Aerosol or pump
·                       1 insect repellant spray
o                           614 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
·                       1 scrub brush
o                           Plastic or wooden handle
·                       18 cleaning wipes
o                           Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
o                           No terry cleaning towels  * Remove from packaging
·                       7 sponges
o                           No cellulose sponges due to mold issues - Remove from wrapper
·                       5 scouring pads  * Remove from wrapper
o                           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
o                           Should be durable enough for multiple uses  * Remove from packaging
·                       1 pair work gloves
o                           Cotton with leather palm or all leather

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.
·                       If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.
·                       Cleaning buckets 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 the source of manufacturing be removed from the kit contents.  For example, if an item in a kit has a stamp that says, “Made in the USA” or “Made in China,” that stamp must be removed, covered or blacked out.

Packing & Shipping Instructions

·                       Box Weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.
·                       Complete 2 packing lists: one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
·                       Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.
·                       Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1.50 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. 

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