St. John’s Outreach to sponsor Church World Services Kits
The Outreach Committee is again sponsoring an ingathering of items for Church World Services. CWS provides CWS Kits, which are small packages of supplies assembled by volunteers and shipped to people in need around the world. CWS provides CWS School Kits, Hygiene Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Emergency Cleanup Buckets. The contents of each kit have been selected with care based on years of experience to make them as useful as possible, wherever and whenever they are sent. The contents of each kit have been selected with care based on years of experience to make them as useful as possible, wherever and whenever they are sent. Cash donations in lieu of assembled kits also help to provide much-needed supplies. We have chosen to collect items for Emergency Cleanup Buckets. These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood, hurricane, tornado, or other disaster here in the United States.
To assemble an Emergency Cleanup Bucket you will need:
One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid
Five scouring pads
Seven sponges, assorted sizes
One scrub brush
Eighteen cleaning towels (reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
One 50-78 oz. box dry laundry detergent
One 12 oz. bottle of liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®)
One 25 oz. bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®)
One package of 48-50 clothespins
Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
Five dust masks
Two pairs latex gloves (like Playtex®)
One pair work gloves
28-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon)
One 6-9 oz. bottle of insect repellent (pump, drops or lotion, not aerosol)
Please provide all liquids in new, unopened plastic bottles. Be sure to send only new materials.
Starting on March 1, notecards will be place in the Narthex with items needed for each bucket. You are encouraged to choose one or more items to purchase to be included in a bucket. If you would prefer, a cash donation of any amount may be made. The cost of the contents of one bucket is approximately $56. Envelopes will be available.