UMCOR Cleaning Bucket Collection
April 3 – 24, 2016
Bring assembled buckets to Main Office
Weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sundays between services
As followers of Christ “going out to be God’s people in the world,” FUMCFW is responding to those affected by the recent devastating floods in our region. We are collecting cleaning buckets containing supplies that enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood. Click here for information on creating a cleaning bucket. Please bring completed buckets to the Main Office through noon on Sunday, April 24, and we will deliver them. You may also leave $1 for transportation with your cleaning buckets. This is an excellent project for Sunday School classes, church groups, individuals, and families. We may send a team to help serve soon as well. Thank you for your support in helping those facing great need and loss! For more information, contact Rev. Chuck Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5065, and read the message from Rev. Laraine Waughtal below.
As you are all aware, East Texas and Louisiana received HEAVY flooding a few weeks ago. They said this flooding was worse than Hurricane Ike. Some waters are just now receding. UMCOR is almost out of cleaning buckets, and they are desperate for more and so is East Texas. We have received the blessing from UMCOR to send these buckets directly to East Texas.
We will be collecting cleaning buckets to go to FUMC Mansfield beginning immediately. Collections will go to the Wesley Mission Center Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 pm at FUMC Mansfield. The Mission Center is a single-story building on the north side of the campus. As you enter the main drive at 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, the building will be ahead of you on the right. You may also bring buckets on the last day which will be Sunday, April 24, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.
We will be taking them to Marshall, Texas, in the Texas Conference to help in the area around Caddo Lake and other points in East Texas. For the link to make a cleaning bucket, click here.
Please turn in ONLY $1 per bucket for transportation costs (not the $1.50 UMCOR requires). Please leave a check made out to CTCUMC for all the buckets you bring. This will cover the costs for the truck to take the supplies to Marshall and return home.
Our sister conference needs our help. I hope and pray you have the opportunity to do this or can help someone else make a bucket.
Rev. Laraine Waughtal
Central Texas United Methodist Conference