Disaster Relief Collection – Cleaning Supplies Needed for UMCOR

In response to the many recent natural disasters in the U.S. and elsewhere, the Hopewell Council of Churches is leading a cleaning supply collection in Hopewell.

The materials will be put together on Sunday, Nov 5 in ‘cleaning supply buckets’ for distribution to impacted areas.

Collection points include the five churches in Hopewell Borough and some community sites.

The Hopewell UMC is gathering the items below. Deadline is Saturday, Nov 4. Thank you for your assistance with this important work!

Cleaning Kit Materials (Each kit will be packed in 1 bucket and will contain the below items.)
 1 5-Gallon “Round” bucket with resealable lid
o Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and
o Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
o Advertisements on the outside are acceptable
o No square buckets (Only round buckets are used to ensure proper stacking
during transport)
Liquid laundry detergent
o One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
Liquid household cleaner
o 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
o No spray cleaners
Dish soap
o 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand
50 Clothespins
o One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
o Cotton or plastic
7 Sponges
o No cellulose sponges due to mold issues (Non-cellulose sponges or “foam
sponges” only. Foam or man-made sponges will not retain water and cause
 These sponges can be found in the household and automotive
departments of stores and some restaurant supplies houses
 Some commonly available brands include but not limited to (Scotch-Brite
Dobie All-Purpose Pad, Lysol Multi-Purpose Durable Scrub Sponge,
Scrub Daddy Original, Melamine Foam Kitchen Wash Cleaning Sponge)
24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags
o 33-45 gallon size
18 Cleaning wipes
o Handi-wipes or reusable wipes
o No terry cleaning towels
1 Can air freshener
o Aerosol or pump
1 Insect-repellant spray
o 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
o Should be durable enough for multiple uses
1 Pair work gloves
o All Cotton
o All Leather
o Cotton with Leather Palm
5 Scouring pads
o Non-scratch pads. These scrubbers are usually green, rectangular and about 1/8 inch thick. No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
1 Scrub brush
o Plastic or wood handle
5 Dust masks

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