Published DateGILFORD — Hurricane Sandy dealt an incredible blow to the East Coast. Many people are still trying to clean up from this and the storms that have followed. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is usually one of the first relief organizations on the ground during the aftermath of these disasters.
On March 24 the First United Methodist Church will be assembling cleaning buckets to send to UMCOR for hurricane relief. At 5:30 p.m. on that day, we will have a potluck supper and then assemble the buckets. Anyone who wants to help can join us.
For those who would like to join in this project, donations of goods or cash can be dropped off at the First United Methodist Church at 18 Wesley Way, (RT 11A) in Gilford.
Following is a list of what is needed for the buckets.
— Cleaning Buckets, 5 gallon buckets 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 - 25 oz. or 50 oz. bottles 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 repellant spray - 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
— Scrub brushes - plastic or wooden handle. No toilet-bowl brushes, kitchen or dish brushes
— Cleaning wipes - handi wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels
— Sponges - no cellulose sponges due to mold issue
— Scouring pads - no Brillo, SOS pads or any kind that will rust
— Clothes line - 50 ft. or 100 ft. cotton or plastic.
— 24 roll 30-45 gallon size heavy duty trash bags
— Dust masks
— Disposable waterproof gloves - rubber or latex
— Work gloves - cotton or leather, leather palms necessary