As we pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, we will be turning our prayers into action by supporting the work of The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey.  This Sunday, September 3, we will be collecting items to make relief kits and our communion offering will go to UMCOR’s recovery and relief efforts.

If you would like to help out, bring some of the following items to the church on Sunday morning:

  • 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
  • Air freshener
    • Aerosol or pump
  • Insect repellent spray
    • 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • Scrub brush
    • Plastic or wooden handle
  • Cleaning wipes
    • Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
    • No terry cleaning towels
  • Sponges
    • No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
  • Scouring pads
    • No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
  • Clothespins
  • Clothesline
    • One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
    • Cotton or plastic
  • 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
    • 33‐ to 45-gallon sizes
  • Dust masks
  • Kitchen dishwashing gloves
    • Should be durable enough for multiple uses
  • Work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather

For more information on UMCOR, click here.

For a more detailed relief kit supply list and instructions for making your own, click here.  Bring any completed buckets to the church and we will make sure they get where they need to go!