Thank you all for your contributions!!

This project was a huge success.

We have collected over 140 Flood Buckets, & they have been delivered to those in need in Houston, TX.





So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9





The Central United Methodist Church coordinated a disaster relief flood bucket drive throughout Wayne County to assist the areas most impacted by Hurricane Harvey.   A flood bucket is one of the simplest and most effective ways you can directly assist those in need.   Being a connection church, Central UMC is able to reach the affected areas in Texas quickly and efficiently.   Each flood bucket that was donated went to a family that was impacted by the Hurricane Harvey.    Flood buckets were transported to the Mission Central, a United Methodist relief center in Mechanicsburg, PA on 9/15/17 and then were transported to respective hubs in Texas. If you have any questions please call the church office at 570-253-3291.


Bucket Assembly Instructions:

Cleaning Kit Materials

             5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid (Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals)

•              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)

•              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)

•              7 sponges (No cellulose sponges due to mold issues)

•              5 scouring pads (No stainless steel, e.g. Brillo pads, nothing with soap built in)

•              50 clothespins

•              Clothesline (One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines)

•              24-roll heavy-duty trash bags (33‐ to 45-gallon sizes remove from the box)

•              5 dust masks

•              2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

•              1 pair work gloves (Cotton with leather palm or all leather)


We also accepted monetary donations. An entire flood bucket cost approximately $35.00 - $50.00.

Checks are payable to CUMC Missions, 205 11th St., Honesdale, PA 18431