Flood buckets are five gallon buckets filled with cleaning supplies. They are distributed to families to assist them as they clean their home following a flood. Individuals and churches are encouraged to assemble flood buckets and in 2008 over 1000 flood buckets were assembled in the Conference for distribution following hurricanes Dolly and Ike.

Here is a complete list of what goes into each flood bucket and instructions for assembly:

•  5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid
•  5 scouring pads
•  7 Sponges
•  1 scrub brush
•  18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes)
•   Liquid laundry detergent (two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottle)
•  1 household cleaner, 12-16 oz. bottle
•  Disinfectant dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle
•  50 clothes pins
•  Clothes line (two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.)
•  5 dust masks
•  2 pair latex gloves
•  1 pair work gloves
•  24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gallon 
   (remove roll from box before placing in bucket)
•  1 Insect repellant spray, 6-14 oz. can 
   (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps. See Special Requirements below.)
•  1 Air freshener, 8 or 9 oz. can (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps. 
See Special Requirements below.)

Note: if the requested item size is not available, go down to the next available size. 
If nothing is available in the requested or smaller size, put masking tape on the outside 
of the bucket saying, "This bucket contains no _________"

Important Kit Assembly Information

•  All items included in kits must be NEW items.
•  All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest 
   number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international 
   countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items-nothing more.
•  Do NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. 
   These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

For instructions for assembling flood buckets, including the required contents, 

Special Shipping Requirements

All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic bottles. No powders. 
Pack them inside a bucket or strong outer box.

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