Flood Buckets for Hurricane Victims

Sylvania First is pleased to collect Flood Buckets for victims effected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.  Listed below is the “recipe” for assembling a flood bucket.

See a member of Outreach if you have any questions.

Cleaning Kit

Value: $65.00 per kit

Cleaning Kit Materials

  • 1 5-Gallon “Round” 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

 No square buckets (Only round buckets are used to ensure proper stacking during transport)

  • 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

  • 50 Clothespins
  • Clothesline

 One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines Cotton or plastic

  • 7 Sponges

No cellulose sponges due to mold issues  Remove from packaging

  • 24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags

33-45 gallon sizes

Remove from the box

  • 18 Cleaning wipes

Handi-wipes or reusable wipes

No terry cleaning towels

Remove from packaging

  • 1 Can air freshener

Aerosol or pump

  • 1 Insect-repellant spray

 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

  •  2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

Should be durable enough for multiple uses

Remove from packaging

  • 1 Pair work gloves

All Cotton

All Leather

 Cotton with Leather Palm

  •  5 Scouring pads

 Remove from wrapper

 No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

  •  1 Scrub brush

 Plastic or wood handle

  • 5 Dust masks


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.

Important Notes

All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.

All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.

If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.

If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.


Packing and Shipping Kits Instructions

Box weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.

Complete 2 packing lists: One for your records and one to put on the shipping box.

Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.

Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1.50 for each Cleaning Kit you send. This donation enables Cleaning Kits to be sent to areas in need.


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