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Packing the Trailer for Recovery
Hurricane Disaster Relief

​Hurricane Bucket Drop Off: October 22-28

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Second has been designated a Hurricane Bucket Drop Off Site for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance/Church World Service. Churches and individuals will be dropping off buckets that will be packed in a semi-trailer and transported to the CWS warehouse in Elkhart, IN.

Volunteers are needed to help pack the trailer:

  • Sunday, October 22, 1-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, 4-7pm
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2-5pm
  • Friday, October 27, 4-7pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 9am-12pm  (Clean-Up 1pm-3pm)

Bucket assembly instructions can be found below or in information racks.

Also, Second is continuing its strong partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Recovery teams are on the ground. Second has sent $5,000 to PDA and is asking the congregation to prayerfully consider making a donation to match this donation. Make checks payable to Second Presbyterian and indicate on the memo line "Hurricane Relief" or donate online.


Cleanup Buckets

Watch this video to see how to assemble a cleanup bucket:


Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in the plastic bucket, packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.

1 — 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid*

5 — scouring pads

7 — sponges, assorted sizes

1 — scrub brush

1 — pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)

1 — box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.

1 — liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.

1 — bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.

1 — 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

5 — dust masks

2 pair — latex gloves (like Playtex®)

1 pair — work gloves

1 — 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)

1 — bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 oz.

*Some local fast-food restaurants are willing to give pickle buckets (or other 5-gallon buckets with re-sealable lids) or offer them for a small fee. These can be washed out and used for the cleanup buckets.