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.
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
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
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
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.
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.