UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Cleaning Kit

These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.

Cleaning Kit Value: $75 per bucket

Download: Kit Assembly Instructions (PDF) | Shipping Label & Packing List

 

           

Assembly & Shipping Instructions

Cleaning Kit Materials

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
    • No screw lids
    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product
    • Advertisements on the outside acceptable
  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
    • No spray cleaners
  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (three solid, or three gel fresheners also acceptable)
  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)
    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush
    • With or without handle
  • 18 re-useable cleaning wipes
    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels 
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pads sponges
    • No stainless-steel pads with soap in them 
    • Remove from packaging
  • 36-50 clothespins
  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes) 
    • Remove from packaging
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness) 
    • No surgical masks
  • Two pairs kitchen gloves
    • Durable for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • One pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembly Directions

  • Place all liquid items in the bucket first.
  • Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. 
  • Scouring pads and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. 
  • Clothes pins may also be placed in a small re-sealable bag.
  • Secure the lid on the filled bucket. 

Important Notes

  • All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid form. No powders are accepted.
  • If items have been omitted, label bucket. Please indicate which items are missing. 
  • Sponges have been removed from the list of supplies due to the challenge of locating the non-celluslose sponges that prevent mildew. Non-cellulose sponges will be added to each bucket upon arrival at the affiliate warehouse.
  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. 
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols. 

Packing & Shipping Instructions

  • Packed buckets cannot exceed 70 pounds.
  • Complete two packing lists, one for your records and one for the shipping box.
  • Place the shipping label/packing list on the outside of the box.
  • Please send a check to Sager Brown for the total number of buckets times $3 per bucket for the cost of sponges and shipping. One check may be written for the enitre donation.   

  • Last updated May 2018.

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Help Purchase Supplies

If you prefer to donate toward the purchase of supplies instead of buying and shipping them, give online to Material Resources, UMCOR Advance #901440.

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UMCOR cleaning buckets make their way out of UMCOR West Depot to Colorado flood survivors.


Sending Assembled Kits

You can send relief supply kits to:

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
P. O. Box 850
131 Sager Brown Road
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850 
Contact For Help: 1-800-814-8765

UMCOR Depot West 
1479 South 700 West 
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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