Priscilla Self has been working with the UCC Disaster Ministries, local ISC churches, the ISC Conference, and Hoyleton Youth & Family Services and now has some more details for the Church World Service (CWS) Clean-up bucket assembly and drop off.  Please share these details with your church members:

  • Clean Up Bucket day will be Thursday, September 21, at St. John's UCC in Collinsville (307 W. Clay St., Collinsville, IL 62234).

  • Drop off the specific items for the buckets by 9:00 am  See list below or download it here.

  • Assembly of buckets begins at 10:00 am.

  • Bring completed buckets between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

  • Before Sept. 18th - Please let Priscilla know if, what, and how many buckets or items you/your church will provide.  This is important so the transporter will know what size truck to bring.  We will be communicating that information with them on Sept. 18.

  • Volunteers will be needed to help with assembly and loading the truck on September 21.


Arrangements have been made with Stock Transport to have a truck there for us to load and they will transport them to the Corpus Christi/Houston area - exact location to be determined yet.  There are three UCC churches that I know of that are accepting the clean-up buckets and hygiene kits to be distributed.  I will contact them to see where the most need is at that time.

CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets

Supplies Needed:


  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)

  • Four scouring pads

  • Seven sponges, including one large

  • One scrub brush

  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)

  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap

  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)

  • One package of 48-50clothespins

  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100ft.

  • Five dust masks

  • Two pairs non surgical latex gloves

  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

  • 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton

  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent



All cleaning items must be new— all liquid items must be capped and securely tightened. Place all items into the bucket, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment. Snap the lid on tight and seal with packing tape.


Value: $75

Processing fee: $3 per Kit


*Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes. Find shipping and donation instructions at

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