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We need these kits to assist displaced families.  Please encourage your organization to assemble these.  We have collection points all over WNY.  Contact us for a collection point nearest you - 607-280-9005 

Please include $5.00 with each kit to defray shipping costs.

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes. When people gain the knowledge and materials to maintain personal hygiene, their overall health improves.

  • 1 hand towel (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27")
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
  • 1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
  • 1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
  • 1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, No child-size brushes)
  • 1 large tube of toothpaste (4.5 oz or larger, expiration date must be 6 months or longer in advance of the date of shipment to UMCOR Sager Brown, No child-size brushes)
  • 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

Value: $12 per kit. 


Flood Buckets  These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane. For flood buckets only, if the requested sized item is not available, go down to the next available size. If nothing is available in the requested or smaller size, put masking tape on the outside of the bucket saying, "This bucket contains no _________."

  • 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
  • Bleach (two 1-quart or one 82 oz. bottle. Do not include bleach of you are shipping the bucket through the US Postal Service, UPS or FedEx)
  • 5 scouring pads
  • 7 Sponges
  • 1 scrub brush
  • 18 cleaning towels (reusable wipes)
  • Liquid laundry detergent (two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottle)
  • 1 household cleaner, 12-16 oz. bottle
  • Disinfectant dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle
  • 50 clothes pins
  • Clothes line (two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.)
  • 5 dust masks
  • 2 pair latex gloves
  • 1 pair work gloves
  • 24-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33-45 gallon (remove roll from box before placing in bucket)
  • 1 Insect repellent spray, 6-14 oz. can (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps. See special requirements below.*)
  • 1 Air freshener, 8 or 9 oz. can (If aerosol, cans must have protective caps. See special requirements below.*)

*Special requirements: Put all items in the plastic bucket and seal lid. Please ensure that all cleansing agents are liquids (not powder) and in plastic bottles. All aerosols or flammables: If aerosols are included, do not send the bucket by US mail or DHL/Airborne freight. Ship by UPS ground, FedEx ground, or truck. Pack inside the bucket or strong outer boxes. Put the ORM-D mark on the outside of any buckets or boxes containing these items. Get it at http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/print/kits/orm-d.cfm. Copy and tape on each bucket or box. Boxes cannot exceed 66 lbs. each.

Value: $45 per bucket.


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