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From PDA: A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home following Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

From PDA: A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home following Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

Dear BPC Family,

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has put out a call for Hygiene Kits and Cleanup Buckets for Texas. Below is a list of needed items. If you can contribute any of these items, or money for shipping them to Texas, please bring it to church by next Sunday. The Bible Study group will create kits and pack the items for shipping on Tuesday Sept 5th, starting at 7:30 am. Feel free to come and help. Below is the list of needed items. Our neighbors need us.

Peace, Catherine

 

Clean-Up Kits (Value $75)

Photo by Kathy Broyard, PDA NRT

Photo by Kathy Broyard, PDA NRT

1 - 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
5 - scouring pads
7 - sponges, assorted sizes
1 - scrub brush
1 - pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes)
1 - box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.
1 - liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol), 12 oz.
1 - bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn), 24-28 oz.
1 - 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
5 - dust masks
2 pair - latex gloves (like Playtex)
1 pair - work gloves
1 - 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
1 - bottle insect repellent (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 oz.

Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in the plastic bucket, packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.

*Some local fast-food restaurants are willing to give pickle buckets (or other 5-gallon buckets with re-sealable lids) or offer them for a small fee. These can be washed out and used for the cleanup buckets.


Hygiene Kit (Value $15)

1 - hand towel (Approximately 16" x 28", no fingertip or bath towels)
1 - washcloth
1 - wide-tooth comb (remove from package)
1 - nail clipper (UPDATE: nail clippers with metal files or emery boards attached are now accepted; remove from package)
1 - bar of soap
1 - toothbrush (in original packaging
10 - Band-Aids or other adhesive bandage strips
 

Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Toothpaste which has an extended expiration date will be added to international Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.