The Adventist Community Services (ACS) has been delivering clothing and flood buckets to the greater Houston area since last week. ACS has years of experience with dealing with Floods, and based on that front-line knowledge, they have developed the ideal cleanup kit. The Joshua Pathfinder Club has taken their cleanup kit, and added a few additional items, which will be noted below. The fundraising effort that we are undertaking will not drain the resources, or remove any supply from the existing ACS effort. We will be sourcing all of our product separately, to ensure that we do not affect the efforts of ACS. We are keeping our costs exactly the same as ACS @ $50.00 per bucket. Please Donate now as we want to purchase the items Thursday September 7, 2017.
The following Items are packed into a 5-gallon bucket with a re-sealable lid:
- Household Cleaner: One 16-24 oz. bottle
- Dish washing Soap: One 14-20 oz. bottle
- 4-6 Scrubber sponges
- 2 Scrub Brushes (one for floors)
- 6-8 Cleaning Towels (reusable wipes)
- 2-5 Dust Masks (N-95 preferred)
- 1 Pair Latex or Non-Latex Kitchen Gloves
- 5 Pair Disposable Latex or Non-Latex Gloves
- 1 Pair Work Gloves
- 20-30 Bag Roll of Heavy-Duty Trash Bags (33-45 gallon)
- Laundry Detergent: Liquid or Powder, 30-40 loads
- Clothesline: 50-100 ft.
- Clothespins: 30-50
- Insect Repellent Spray: One 6-14 oz Non-aerosol
In addition to the standard supplies ACS provides, Joshua Pathfinders are adding the following items:
- Household Broom
- Household Mop
- Bleach (1-2 Gallons)
These cleaning supplies enable disaster survivors to begin the overwhelming job of cleanup.
To ensure the consistency, and to accommodate the short time window, we are negotiating with vendors for bulk wholesale purchasing. The kits will be delivered in the master carton to be assembled at the distribution point using the volunteer labor there. We are asking for cash / credit card donations now to make this effort successful.