Conference Issues Flood Bucket Challenge for Disaster Preparedness Month


Update: We set a goal of collecting 250 UMCOR cleaning kits by the end of the month, but you’ve wowed us by already building 400 buckets! We’re upping the goal to 700 by Sept. 30.

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. With natural disasters on the rise and hurricane season off to a strong start, the Missouri Conference has set a goal of collecting 700 UMCOR cleaning kits by the end of the month.

Cleaning kits, or flood buckets, provide essential clean-up supplies to people who have experienced a natural disaster. Deploying kits is just one way Missouri United Methodists show up and serve when it matters most.

Getting involved is easy: Gather the cleaning kit supplies, assemble the kit and drop it off at your nearest Missouri Disaster Response Hub. Supply lists and hub locations are listed below. If giving a monetary donation is easier, you can do so by giving via our online portal and indicating "Flood Bucket Challenge" in the comment line. If you'd like to give by check, mail it to Missouri Annual Conference of the UMC, 3601 Amron Court, Columbia, MO, 65202, and put "Flood Bucket Challenge" in the memo line.

Preparing an UMCOR Cleaning Kit or Flood Bucket

Visit to view the supply list and instructions for assembling cleaning kits.

Finding Your Hub

he hubs can accept kits from local churches working to help build the overall Conference inventory. Please contact the appropriate hub network coordinator before delivering kits to the sites.

Missouri Conference Disaster Response Center (Columbia) – All Kits
Scott Burdin
(660) 676-3454
New McKendree (Jackson)Cleaning Kits (a.k.a. flood buckets)
Todd Rushing
(573) 450-4203
Saint Paul’s (Joplin)Hygiene Kits
Nancy Hampton
(417) 825-1548
Woods Chapel (Lee’s Summit) Cleaning Kits
Ann Williams
(816) 810-0687
MaconMenstrual Hygiene Kit (a.k.a. period pack)
Scott Burdin
(660) 676-3454