UMCOR Disaster Buckets How to make an UMCOR Cleaning Bucket These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane. Estimated Value: $65 per bucket Cleaning Kit Materials 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 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water No spray cleaners Dish soap 16‐28 oz. bottle any brand 1 can air freshener Aerosol or pump 1 insect repellant spray 6‐14 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 Assembly Directions Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely. Please include $1.50 in a sealed envelope for shipping costs into affected areas when brought to the church.