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Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief 

You can make a financial contribution toward UMCOR Flood Buckets here: 

Hurricane Harvey Relief!
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 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’                                                                                                                                 Matthew 25:38-40
Please join us tonight, Wednesday, September 6, at 6:00 pm for the packing of flood buckets. 
If you cannot give a complete kit, any and all items are in great need.
Give as you are able. 


  • · 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 12oz or16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water; No spray cleaners.
  • · Dish soap 16or28 oz. bottle any brand.
  • · 1 can air freshener Aerosol or pump.
  • · 1 insect repellant spray 6or14 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.


Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

  • 1 hand towel
    • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb
    • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
    • No pocket combs or picks please
    • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers
    • No emery boards, please
  • 1 bath-size soap
    • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
    • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
    • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 1 toothbrush
    • Adult size only
    • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 6 adhesive bandages
    • ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
    • Common household Band-Aids
  • 1 plastic bag
    • One-gallon size sealable bag only
In addition - The Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur is asking for the following donations: 

Box fans
25' heavy-duty 14-gauge extension cords
2 gallon garden sprayers
flat billed shovels
rakes with 3" tines

The METHODIST MEN are having a “FUND RAISING COOKING.”  The fundraiser is called ‘BUTTS FOR BUCKETS’.  Many thanks to Sandy Walker’s R & R (Research and Reaching-out.)  She has made contact with a church in the Southeast Texas area that we (LUMC) have adopted and will be helping directly. It is a small church with about 50 members that has been completely flooded out.   ALL OF THE PROFITS from the Boston Butt Sale will be sent DIRECTLY to this church.  Please make sure to purchase your Boston Butt and help where you can.

Butts are $30 each
All profits will go to relief efforts.
They will be available on Thursday and Friday,
September 14 & 15. Pick-up between 3:30-5:30 pm

To place your order,
contact the church office at 335-3013
or email
 Quantities are limited.
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