Emergency Cleanup Buckets

for Disaster Relief Ministries

Emergency Cleanup Buckets are assembled by volunteers and shipped to families and communities in need around the world – especially in the aftermath of disasters such as flooding, tornadoes and other disasters. Inventory is very very low.

We want to assemble seven buckets! A complete bucket costs on average $75 so we're looking for five bucket teams. Gather your team (as big or small as you wish). Your team leader will receive a bucket and copies of the supply list. Bucket items need to match the supply list exactly. Our Cleanup Bucket Team mission project runs May 5 - June 30. 

Download the supply list here.

May 6, 2019 Update from Roger Dart, Conference Disaster Coordinator for the Illinois Conference United Church of Christ

Here is the most recent information I have with respect to the Mississippi River flooding in Dubuque and Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois:

Rev. Connie Leader, our response associate coordinator in the Quad Cities informed me by phone this morning that the flooding has now exceeded the record set in 1993. Levees on both sides of the river have been compromised and more failures are anticipated.

Both the Red Cross and The Salvation Army have set up temporary shelters, though few if any evacuees have sought shelter. Neither agency is expecting to establish any donation collection locations until the waters begin receding. The most usable form of help at this time is dollars that will allow the first responders to purchase the most urgently needed materials.

In the meantime, please consider creating all forms of kits. The need will be well beyond all local inventories of cleanup buckets, hygiene and school kits.