Flooding Emergency

Hello everyone,

As all of you may know we have had significant flooding event in northeast Arkansas. I would like to ask that you keep all of the families involved in your prayers, and if you are able to help to supply some personal items for those families who are displaced due to the flooding it would be appreciated. We are asking for some of the following, specifically personal hygiene items and water. Your help would be greatly appreciated any form whether supplying the items directly or through your financial contribution. We would also like to extend an invitation to any of you who feel like you would want to volunteer your time in helping any of the shelters that have been set up to provide aid for families who have been displaced. See  list for items that are greatly needed.

Thank you and God bless.

*Please forward to anyone who can help*

Thanks,
Cody Gray

Cleaning Bucket Kit Items
Value:
 $55 per bucket.

  • 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
    (two 25 oz. or one 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
  • 1 can air freshener
    aerosol or pump
  • 1 insect repellant spray
    6 – 14 oz. aerosol spay pump with protective cover
  • 1 handheld scrub brush
    plastic or wooden handle
    no toilet-bowl brushes
    no kitchen or dish brushes
  • 18 cleaning wipes
    handi wipes or reusable wipes
    no terry cleaning towels
    remove from packaging
  • 7 sponges
    no cellulose sponges due to mold issue
  • 5 scouring pads
    remove from wrapper
    no Brillo, SOS pads or any kind that will rust
  • 50 clothespins
    remove from packaging
  • clothesline
    two 50ft. or one 100ft.
    cotton or plastic
  • 24-roll heavy duty trash bags
    30 – 45 gallon size
    remove from the box
  • 5 dust masks
  • 2 pair disposable kitchen gloves
    rubber or latex
    remove from packaging
  • 1 pair work gloves
    leather palm necessary

Health Kit

Value: $12.00 per kit

Health Kit Materials

·  1 Hand towel

· 15 x25 inches to 17 x 27 inches o Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable

·  1 Washcloth

· 1 Toothbrush o Adult size only o Do not remove from original packaging · 6 Adhesive bandages

· ¾ inch to 1 inch-size o Common household Band-Aids

· 1 Bath-size soap o 3 oz. and larger sizes only

· No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content

· Do not remove from original packaging

· 1 Comb o Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long

· No pocket combs or picks, please o Rattail combs and combs without handle are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth

· 1 Metal nail file or nail clippers

· No emery boards, please

· 1 plastic bag

· One-gallon size sealable bag only

· $1.00 to purchase toothpaste

Assembly Directions Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag. Important Notice

All items must be new.

Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.

Please remove all packaging, unless otherwise specified above.

All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Due to the fact that strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the request items-NOTHING MORE.

DO NOT include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste and shipping place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations.

UMCOR does require that the source of manufacturing be removed from the kit contents. For example, if an item in a kit has a stamp that says, “Made in the USA” or “Made in China,” that stamp must be removed, covered or blacked out. Packing and Shipping Kits Instructions · Box weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.

Complete 2 packing lists: One for your records and one to put on the shipping box.

Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.

Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need.