The Mission Committee is sponsoring a project for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. They are asking people to fill buckets with a specific list of cleaning items. The filled buckets will be donated to PDA, and then delivered to areas that have been devasted by storms or other natural disasters. If needed, our buckets may be delivered to victims of the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. If Oklahoma’s needs are filled, then our buckets will be stored by PDA and will be ready to send to the next area in need.
It’s easy to fill a bucket! The Mission Committee has provided a list of items needed for each disaster bucket. Each kit will need to include the following cleaning items: (5) Scouring Pads (7) Sponges, assorted sizes (1) Scrub Brush (5) Dust Masks (50) Clothespins (2) 50 ft Clotheslines OR (1) 100 Ft Clothesline (1) 50-78 oz box dry laundry detergent (1) Pr Work Gloves (2) Pair Latex Gloves (ex: Playtex) (1) 12 oz Liquid concentrated household cleaner (ex. Lysol) (1) 25 oz. bottle dish soap (ex. Dawn) (1) Pkg/18 Cleaning Towels (ex. Easy Wipes) (1) 24 count roll heavy duty trash bags (33 – 45 gal size) (1) Bottle inspect repellant (drops or lotion), 6-14 oz (no aerosol) *Please make sure all liquids are in plastic bottles
Yes – many supplies are needed for each bucket! The Mission Committee is encouraging several families or a group of people to partner together to fill a bucket. Individuals and families are also welcome to buy several items on the list to donate. No time to shop? Cash donations are also accepted. The Mission Committee will do the shopping for you.
All items needs to be returned to the church by Sunday, June 23. The Mission Committee will pack the buckets and the youth leaders will deliver them to PDA during their mission trip later this month.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency and refugee program of Presbyterian Church U.S.A. They assist with disaster recovery in communities, provide training for disaster preparedness to presbytaries and synods, work nationally with faith based responders, and connect partners with key local and international organizations. For more information about PDA, visit their website at: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pda/who-we-are/ or follow PDA on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PDACARES Questions? Contact the church office and they will put you in touch with a Mission Committee member.