Monday, May 2, 2011

Help for Alabama

Jason and I, along with our church and our community, are collecting supplies for tornado victims in Alabama and we will be delivering them there this weekend. If anyone nearby would like to donate, I can pick up your supplies this week by Thursday.

Items of need:
  • Tarps
  • Trash bags (kitchen and yard size)
  • paper towels
  • non-latex gloves
  • work gloves
  • diapers (preemie through adult)
  • baby formula (powder and shelf-stable liquid)
  • wipes
  • feminine products/wipes
  • non perishable food items
  • gas powered generators
  • basic household med supplies (ie health kits, bandaids, alcohol pads, tylenol, SUNSCREEN, allergy relief tabs)
We are also collecting and assembling health kits. You may purchase these items and assemble the kit in a one gallon ziploc bag or make a $12 donation for the materials.

Items in the health kit are:
  • 1 hand towel 15” x 25” to 17”x 27” kitchen - cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb - comb needs to be sturdy and at least 8” long no pocket combs or picks please rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable
  • 1 metal nail file or clipper - no emery boards or toenail clippers please
  • 1 bath size soap - 3 oz. and larger sizes only all brands are acceptable - do not remove from original packaging
  • 1 toothbrush - adult size only do not remove from original packaging
  • 6 adhesive bandages - ¾” to 1 “ size common household band aids
  • 1 plastic bag one gallon size- sealable bags only
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste (we are able to purchase toothpaste in bulk)
Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

Additionally, we are accepting Cleaning\flood bucket kits. You may purchase and assemble these items or make a $55 contribution for the purchase of one bucket.

Items in the cleaning\flood bucket are:
  • 5-gallon 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
  • liquid laundry detergent - (two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottles 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
  • 1 can air freshener - aerosol or pump
  • 1 insect repellant spray - 6-14 oz. aerosol spay pump with protective cover
  • 1 scrub brush - plastic or wooden handle
  • 18 cleaning wipes - handi wipes or reusable wipes no terry cleaning towels remove from packaging
  • 7 sponges - remove from wrapper
  • 5 scouring pads - remove from wrapper
  • 50 clothespins - remove from packaging
  • clothesline - two 50ft. or one 100ft.cotton or plastic
  • 24 roll heavy duty trash bags - remove from the box
  • 5 dust masks
  • 2 pair disposable kitchen gloves - rubber or latex removed from packaging
  • 1 pair work gloves - cotton or leather
Assembling 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.

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