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When Disaster Strikes: Flood Buckets


Every year, people across the United States are affected by devastating storms and other disasters that result in flooding. The United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR) mission is to help people affected by natural and human caused disasters.

UMCOR helps people in the United States begin the overwhelming task of putting their lives back together after a flood by providing cleaning up supplies. During Lent, CSA is encouraging our friends and neighbors to help our neighbors affected by floods. 

CSA is collecting supplies and donations to fill 40 flood buckets during Lent until Saturday, April 11

The buckets will be delivered to our local UMCOR Relief Supply Warehouse. You can drop off supplies at CSA or donate toward the purchase of supplies for the effort.

See the list below for guidance on what each kit contains. The estimated value of each kit is $75 and every donation counts. If you would like to make a financial donation, please give online or make your check payable to Concord-St. Andrew's UMC and write FLOOD BUCKETS in the memo. Our address is 5910 Goldsboro Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.

100% of your donation will go toward providing kits to flood victims.

If you have questions about the project, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Each bucket will include the following:

  • One five-gallon round bucket with lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
    • No screw lids
    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product
    • Advertisement on the outside acceptable
  • One 32–64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
    • One 16–40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
    • No spray cleaners
  • One 16–34 oz. bottle liquid dish soap
  • One 4–8 oz. pump spray air freshener
  • One 6–14 oz. pump spray insect repellant (pack of 10–20 wipes also acceptable)
    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush
    • With or without handle
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes
    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pads
    • No stainless steel or pads with soap in them
    • Remove from packaging
  • 36–50 clothespins
  • One 50–100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33–45 gallon sizes)
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1–3 mm thickness)
    • No surgical masks
  • Two pairs kitchen gloves
    • Durable for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • One pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather