UMCOR Cleaning Kit / Flood Buckets
Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief
Attached is a list of the bucket items. The buckets themselves and the sponges have been eliminated from the list as we have a way to procure both elsewhere. Therefore we only need people to focus on these items. Depending on the quantity of the item needed and how it is sold, sometimes it is easier for people to say “I will buy all of the trashbags for several buckets” for example. Included are the locations and pricing for some of the places items were found. There are more places and prices than are listed.
If you can only donate some of the below items (not a complete kit), we will gladly take them! If you would like to make a monetary donation in lieu of collecting items, we will use that money to buy additional supplies to complete kits.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEEDED SPECIFICATIONS OF EACH ITEM
The following items are needed to complete one bucket:
Liquid laundry detergent – two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottles only
-found at Wal-Mart (Purex and Great Value brand), Giant, Weis etc.
Liquid household cleaner – 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water; no spray cleaners
-found at Wal-Mart (Mr.Clean squeeze bottle). This one has been proving difficult to find in the correct size
Dish soap – 16‐28 oz bottle any brand
-found at Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Dollar Tree, Weis, Giant etc.
1 can air freshener – aerosol or pump
-found Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Dollar Tree, Weis (good deal going on a discontinue brand where you can buy 4 for $2.50, Giant etc.)
1 insect repellant spray – 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
-found at Wal-Mart, Giant, Lowes etc.
1 scrub brush -plastic or wooden handle
-found at Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, etc.
18 cleaning wipes – Handi wipes or reusable wipes (no terry cleaning towels); remove from packaging
-found at Weis (store brand comes in a pack of 8), Dollar Tree (comes in a pack of 6)
5 scouring pads – no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in);remove from wrapper
-found at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Giant, Weis etc
50 clothespins – remove from packaging
-better deal at Wal-Mart than Dollar Tree (at Wal-Mart you get 100 in a pack for $1.something while at Dollar Tree you get a pack of 36 for $1)
Clothesline – two 50 ft. lines or one 100 ft. (cotton or plastic)
-found at Wal-Mart (in 50 ft lines)
24 roll heavy duty trash bags – 33 to 45 gallon sizes;remove from the box
-found at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Giant, Weis, Lowes etc.
5 dust masks
-found at Wal-Mart, Lowes etc.
2 pair kitchen dishwashing gloves -should be durable enough for multiple uses; remove from packaging
-found at Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Giant, Weis, Lowes etc.
1 pair work gloves – cotton with leather palm or all leather
-found at Wal-mart ($1.80ish per pair) and at Lowes (pack of 3 for $5 something)
‐ All items must be new
‐ 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.
-Do not bring additional items that are not on the above list