Special to the Advocate
In response to widespread flooding throughout the
"We need flood buckets. Please put out an appeal for these in your churches. We will need these for the next several weeks," said Caufield.
Heavy March rains swelled rivers and creeks, causing flooding throughout
Caufield said volunteers who can pick up and transport flood buckets are also needed. In addition, he is looking for a conference flood bucket and kit coordinator who would organize regular collection requests for flood buckets and relief kits (school, hygiene, layette, bedding, etc.) and related logistics in times of disaster. To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-940-7272.
Supplies shown at right help people begin the cleanup job after a flood or storm.
Special requirements: Put all items in the plastic bucket and seal lid. Please ensure that all cleansing agents are liquids (not powder) and in plastic bottles.
All aerosols or flammables: If aerosols are included, do not send the bucket by
• Central Mississippi Area -- Clinton First UMC,
• Delta Hills Area -- Trinity UMC,
5176; Times and dates: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. April 5.
• South Mississippi Area -- Asbury UMC, 1331 Highway 42, Petal; contact: Kristen Pratt, 601-545-3006; Times and dates: 8 a.m.-noon through April 3 and April 7-10.