200 East Center Street
Madisonville KY 42431
Phone: (270) 825-2352
Fax: (270) 825-3094

Flood Buckets Dropoff Point in the Pennyrile

posted on September 04

UMCOR Flood Buckets

Dear sisters and brothers:

The southern part of  the Texas Annual Conference has suffered one of the most catastrophic floods in our nations history.  Christians should respond by loving our neighbors in the name of Christ.  Pennyrile District United Methodist are ready and able to do so. We have been involved in disaster relief before, both locally and around the country and once again we are getting ready to serve.

But we cannot do this alone-we need your help. The first need is for prayer for all those affected. I am asking we put our prayers into action by collecting flood buckets. Below is a list of items that are required for each bucket. The flood buckets can be collected at your local church, they can be taken to Redemption City in Dawson Springs Kentucky 110 East Railroad St.

Please contact our disaster response coordinator Brad Shuck if you have any questions at 270-559-9511

Flood Buckets

  • 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
Thanks - Brad Shuck