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  • We are raising money and supplies for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets(Flood Buckets) along with other churches in Montana.  These buckets are tools sent to help people recover from natural disasters like hurricanes and floods.  UMCOR West is currently low on these supplies.  To help out you can bring the following supplies to our church or pack your own bucket.  Detailed list and packing instructions found at: https://www.umcmission.org/umcor/serve/relief-supply-network/cleaning-kit 
  • Please deliver supplies by October 18th for Shiloh, all outside churches by October end.
  • One five-gallon round bucket with lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
  • One 32–64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent ·       
  • One 16–40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner ·       
  • One 16–34 oz. bottle liquid dish soap ·       
  • One 4–8 oz. pump spray air freshener ·       
  • One 6–14 oz. pump spray insect repellant (pack of 10–20 wipes also acceptable) ·       
  • One scrub brush ·       
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes ·       
  • Five scouring pads ·       
  • 36–50 clothespins ·       
  • One 50–100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line) ·       
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33–45 gallon sizes) ·       
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1–3 mm thickness)
  • 2 pair disposable kitchen gloves – rubber or latex
  • 1 pair work gloves – cotton or leather



United Methodist Committee On Relief(UMCOR) comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. We join with them to provide relief, response and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.  100% of the money donated to specific disasters supports those relief efforts thanks to a special Sunday each spring when United Methodist Churches globally give to cover all adminsitrative costs.

Our Pony Express Site collects the supplies and kits that help UMCOR be on site quickly and with the supplies they need.

 How this works:

1. Go to UMCOR.org to find kits supply lists and other supply needs UMCOR might have.
2. Do a collection at your church, school, business, or organization.
3. Contact Shiloh UMC by calling Becky Messman from Billings Hope UMC our coordinator and arranging a dropoff time to bring supplies. 406-256-4977.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance.
4. Deliver UMCOR supplies to Shiloh UMC at the arranged time 5. When our space is nearly full, Shiloh contacts UMCOR West our storage and sending depot in Salt Lake City, Utah and they send someone to pickup the supplies. 6. Through our generosity we help relieve pain and suffering from disasters around the globe and do it together.

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