UMC making cleaning buckets for Louisiana flood victims

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Christopher Perry, pastor of Good News United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa Beach and the disaster response coordinator for this area for the UMC, has given details on how the United Methodist Church is responding to the flooding situation in Louisiana.

"Good News is a collection point," Perry told The Log. "We'll have a truck come through and pick up the cleaning buckets and deliver them to the UMC Disaster Respond Depot called Sager Brown in Louisiana."

Perry is still waiting for the transport date, but he would say the sooner the better on getting the buckets here. They can be brought in a box or just individual buckets. Either way.

The cleaning bucket supplies and how to make one can be found at http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning. These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.

"Another things folks should know is volunteers don't need to go just yet," Perry said. "There will come a time for that. The disaster response team for the UMC will train the volunteers. We must wait until Louisiana says they're ready to receive volunteers before going."

For more information, call the church at 850-622-9191 or email info@goodnewsumc.net.