Heritage On The Go


Hurricane Relief Partners

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)  www.umcor.org


Basic info from the UMC about resources and training.

Millie Gordon (Ms.  Conference Coordinator) 662-736-6362

Kenny McGill (Ms. Conference Disaster Response Coordinator) 662-416-1981


General Intro to Disaster Response the UM way

Organizing our team:

a.       Permanent DR Team

b.      Partner teams

c.       Distribution team

d.      Coordinating team (Small conference room/ receiving calls)



UMCOR Flood Buckets

Each Kit Contains:

 · 5 gal. Bucket with re-sealable lid (clean)

· 5 scouring pads (not steel wool)

· 7 sponges

· 1 scrub brush

· 18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes)

· Liquid laundry detergent (2-25 oz. or 1-50 oz. bottle)

· 1 household cleaner, 12 to 16 oz. bottle that can be mixed in water (no spray bottles)

· Dish soap, 16 to 28 oz. bottle

· Clothes line (two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.)

· 5 dust masks (disposable, sealed in a bag)

· 2 pair reusable waterproof gloves (Playtex type)

· 1 pair work gloves (leather palm necessary)

· 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gal. (Remove roll from box & roll into two sets of 12)

· 1 insect repellent spray (not killer), 6 to 14 oz. can (aerosol spray or pump with protective cover)

· 1 can air freshener (aerosol or pump)

· 50 clothespins

· Cleaning Agents: No powders.


Health Kit Materials

·       1 hand towel

o   15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches

o   Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable

·       1 washcloth

·       1 comb

o   Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long

o   No pocket combs or picks please

o   Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth

·       1 metal nail file or nail clippers

o   No emery boards, please

·       1 bath-size soap

o   3 oz. and larger sizes only

o   No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content

o   Do not remove from original packaging

·       1 toothbrush

o   Adult size only

o   Do not remove from original packaging

·       6 adhesive bandages

o   ¾ inch to 1 inch-size

o   Common household Band-Aids

·       1 plastic bag

o   One-gallon size sealable bag only

·       $1.00 to purchase toothpaste