Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Help for Joplin Missouri

If you have been watching the news lately you would have seen all the devastation in a small town called Joplin. We live only a few hours from Joplin and have relatives that live outside of town. It has been so sad to watch all the heartbreak of the people that live there. My church is taking a trip down next week to help with clean up and whatever else is needed. If you read this blog and would like to help here are a few things you can do.
Joplin Disaster Relief

To make other material donations please visit our FAQ page for more information on how to do so. If you are unable to deliver the below items to Annual Conference please see the list of additional drop off sites at the bottom of this page.


five-gallon bucket with re-seal able lid

1 dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.

1 roll heavy-duty trash bags, 24 to 28 count (30-45 gallon) ( remove from box)

1 bottle liquid concentrated house-hold cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.

1 bottle liquid antibacterial dish soap, (like Dawn®), 25 oz.

Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

50 clothes pins

1 scrub brush (remove packaging)

1 pair work gloves

2 pairs latex gloves (like Playtex®)

7 sponges, assorted sizes

5 scouring pads

18 cleaning towels, (reusable, like Easy Wipes® NO Cotton towels)

5 dust  mask

1 bottle insect repellent (drops or lotion, not aerosol) 6-14 oz.

Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Make sure lids on bottles are tightly closed. Put all items in the plastic bucket, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment. Seal lid with packing tape.


1 fluoride toothpaste, 6 oz. or more

1 washcloth

1 toothbrush in original, unopened pkg.

1 bath-size bar of soap

1 deodorant

1 bottle skin lotion (11-14 oz.)

1 hand towel

1 bottle shampoo (11-14 oz.)

2 disposable razors

1 comb or brush

Tighten lids and place all items in a large zip lock bag (2-gallon size works best). (2 or 2.5 gallon bags have been found at the following stores: full line grocery stores and Target.) Place zip locks in boxes labeled "Personal Hygiene Pack." Please also mark the quantity on the outside of each box.

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