You know how people say Jesus is everywhere?

He really is.

But we aren’t.

Most of the time. This is one of those situations where you can be in a place you might not be physically. But you can be there in spirit and in mission. In the last week, Hurricane Harvey has decimated parts of Texas and Louisiana. The United Methodist Church, through UMCOR, act quickly and stay the longest in disaster relief. One of their main projects is Flood Buckets. Each bucket is full of specific supplies that have been identified as crucial in a disaster. Our supply of flood buckets is terrifying low currently and we need thousands more to aid in relief.

Foundry is working alongside of UMCOR and many other churches providing relief and support through to victims of Harvey. And no matter where you are, you can help us support this project. We’ve built an Amazon list you can purchase supplies off of and have them shipped directly to us for packing, mobilization, and delivery. It’s as easy as ordering your favorite book or other items off amazon. We will take care of the packing and getting them to folks as quickly as possible.

UMCOR Flood Bucket List

Thanks for being part of this project and helping those in the greatest need. Each bucket includes these items, but using the list helps cut down on shopping time.

Cleaning Kit Materials
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
1 can air freshener
Aerosol or pump
1 insect repellant spray
6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
1 scrub brush
Plastic or wooden handle
18 cleaning wipes
Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
No terry cleaning towels
Remove from packaging
7 sponges
No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
Remove from wrapper
5 scouring pads
Remove from wrapper
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
Should be durable enough for multiple uses
Remove from packaging
1 pair work gloves
Cotton with leather palm or all leather