UMCOR Kits

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to emergencies around the world. From hunger to hurricanes we love our neighbors by responding to their needs. To prepare, UMCOR has a well established supply chain to respond quickly and effectively.

The Rush United Methodist Church serves as a drop off location for assembled disaster kits, valued at $75 each. History and experience requires careful attention to assembly. Learn more at: https://umcmission.org/umcor-relief-supplies/

Consider assembling disaster kits, or making a financial contribution to support this wonderful mission to love our neighbors in need. 

UMCOR Hygiene Kit

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches) (No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)

  • One washcloth (No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)

  • One comb (Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth) (No pocket combs or picks) (Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth)

  • One toenail or fingernail clipper (No emery boards or metal nail files)

  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger) (No Ivory or Jergen’s soap) (Do not remove from packaging)

  • One adult toothbrush (Do not remove from packaging)

  • Personal advertising not acceptable

  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches) (Common household bandages acceptable)

  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag 

 

Assembly Instructions

 

  • Lay hand towel flat on a table.

  • Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.

  • Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth (except the plastic bag).

  • Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.

  • Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel.

  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.

 

Notes

 

  • All items must be new.

  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.

  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.

  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

UMCOR School Kit

 

  • One pair blunt scissors

    • Round tip only

    • No plastic scissors

  • One box of 24 crayons

    • Only 24-count boxes are accepted

  • Three one-subject notebooks

    • No marble composition books

    • No 3 or 5-subject notebooks

  • One pack of loose-leaf paper

    • 100-200 page packets are acceptable

    • Wide or college rule accepted

  • One hand-held pencil sharpener

    • 1-inch or longer

    • Remove from packaging

  • One ruler

    • 12 inches or 30 centimeters long

    • Sturdy or flexible material accepted

  • Six unsharpened pencils

  • One eraser

    • Two inches or larger

  • One two-gallon re-sealable plastic bag

 

Assembly Directions

 

  • Stack all paper items on top of each other.

  • Place all loose items on top of paper.

  • Place kit inside of re-sealable bag and seal.

 

Notes

 

  • Homemade or purchased cloth tote bags are no longer being accepted.

  • All items must be new.

  • Please do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. 

  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

UMCOR Cleaning Kit (Flood Bucket)

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)

    • No screw lids

    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product

    • Advertisements on the outside acceptable

  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent

  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner

    • No spray cleaners

  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap

  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener

  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)

    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers

  • One scrub brush

    • With or without handle

  • 18 re-useable cleaning wipes

    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels

    • Remove from packaging

  • Five scouring pads

    • No stainless-steel pads with soap in them

    • Remove from packaging

  • 36-50 clothespins

  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)

  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)

    • Remove from packaging

  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness)

    • No surgical masks

  • Two pairs kitchen gloves

    • Durable for multiple uses

    • Remove from packaging

  • One pair work gloves

    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather

 

Assembly Directions

 

  • Place all liquid items in the bucket first.

  • Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items.

  • Scouring pads and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket.

  • Clothes pins may also be placed in a small re-sealable bag.

  • Secure the lid on the filled bucket.

 

Notes

 

  • All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.

  • All cleaning agents must be liquid form. No powders are accepted.

  • If items have been omitted, label bucket. Please indicate which items are missing.

  • Sponges have been removed from the list of supplies due to the challenge of locating the non-celluslose sponges that prevent mildew. Non-cellulose sponges will be added to each bucket upon arrival at the affiliate warehouse.

  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits.

  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.