Friday, July 07, 2006
Flood bucket drive
Flood Bucket Drive 2006
When the call went out to help hurricane survivors in 2005, United Methodists in Oklahoma responded with trucks filled to the brim with blessings for people in crisis. Flood buckets, containing clean-up supplies, were among the generous gifts from churches to help people begin to rebuild homes and lives.
The call again goes out today, as we move into the early weeks of the 2006 hurricane season. Currently, the UMCOR Sager Brown depot supply of flood buckets is low. The Katrina and Rita disaster areas continue to receive flood buckets, and forecaster's predict the 2006 hurricane season will be another rough one. Your local church is asked to help restock the flood bucket supply, to help us meet future emergencies.
A drive to collect more flood buckets will take place statewide, August 2-October 3, coordinated by Oklahoma Volunteers In Mission (VIM). Eight sites are designated to drop off the supplies. They will be delivered to Baldwin, Louisiana, to the Sager Brown depot, a distribution center for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
(Visit the VIM Disaster Response web site for complete information on how to build flood buckets and for drop off locations: Also, monetary contributions will be appreciated. Checks should be made out to Oklahoma Conference Volunteers In Mission and mailed to 1501 N.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106. Please specify flood buckets in the memo.
If you have any questions, please call Mary Beth Foye at the VIM office: (405)530-2070 or (800)231-4166.