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FUMC Response to Hurricane Harvey Disaster

posted Aug 31, 2017, 7:58 AM by FUMC Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 11:25 AM ]

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is working hard to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, along with the Texas United Methodist conferences and their hundreds of volunteers.  FUMC encourages our members to support these efforts in several ways:   Pray for the victims, and those involved in rescue and relief efforts;  Give to support the relief efforts — use the ‘Donate’ link at www.umcor.org, or write a check to FUMC designated for “Hurricane Relief” and place in the offering starting on September 10;  Assemble flood cleanup kits for distribution by UMCOR (see materials list below).  Cathy Benson is coordinating this effort and will have sign-up sheets at worship services so you can choose needed items to purchase and bring to the first TOW on September 13 for assembly of the kits in 5-gallon buckets.  We hope to assemble at least 10 cleanup kits.

Materials List for UMCOR Cleaning Kits

Materials Needed for Each Kit:

5 gallon bucket with resealable lid

Liquid laundry detergent, one 50-oz. or two 25-on. bottles only

Liquid household cleaner, 12-16 oz. liquid cleaner, no spray cleaners

Dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

Clothespins, 50

Clothesline, one 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines

Sponges, 7 (no cellulose sponges)

Heavy-duty trash bags 24-Roll, 33-45 gallon sizes

Cleaning wipes, 18 handi-wipes or reusable wipes,

Air freshener, 1 aerosol or pump can

Insect repellant spray, 6-14 oz. aerosol or sprayer with protective cover

Dishwashing gloves, 2 pairs

Work gloves, 1 pair all cotton, all leather, or cotton with leather palm

Scouring pads, 5 pads without soap (no stainless steel, Brillo or SOS pads)

Scrub brush, 1 brush with plastic or wood handle

Dust masks, 5



FUMC Webmaster,
Aug 31, 2017, 7:58 AM