Disaster Relief

In response to the recent flooding in Holston, and in middle Tennessee, Holston Conference is asking us to put the word out to be collecting UMCOR cleaning buckets & hygiene kits. We will be collecting cleaning buckets and hygiene kits now through October 1st. Please contact Lindsey Gallaher at or 423-892-9363 with questions.

These buckets & kits have specific items needed. Please only get the items listed and no larger than the size listed as well.

Cleaning Buckets

  • 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

Hygiene Kits

  • 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.

8645 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421 
423-892-8443 fax