Sandy Response Update: Cleaning Buckets and School Kits Needed


More than 16,000 UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) cleaning buckets have already been distributed in five states from Maryland to New York in response to super-storm Sandy. We are asking churches in the North Georgia Conference to assemble cleaning buckets and school kits to be distributed as well. We will collect the kits and deliver them to the appropriate warehouse.

There are several collection sites in our conference where you can take assembled kits. Please call the churches directly before making any deliveries:

  • Action Ministries Augusta (303 Hale Street, Augusta, GA  30901; call 706-722-8195)
  • Action Ministries Gainesville (1 1st Street, Gainesville, GA  30504; call 770-531-1441 x3 - must call first)
  • Alpharetta First UMC (Contact Wayne Utz at 404 502 8550. Drop off is in Building Mod B at the rear of church)
  • Central UMC, Atlanta
  • Dalton First UMC
  • Fairburn UMC
  • Gainesville First UMC
  • Greensboro UMC, Augusta District
  • McEver Road UMC, Gainesville District
  • Northside UMC, Atlanta
  • Rock Spring UMC, Northwest District
  • Sam Jones UMC, Cartersville
  • Trinity on the Hill, Augusta

More sites will be named in the next few days. Watch the conference website for details.

Instructions on assembling UMCOR kits can be found at or download the lists below:

How to Assemble UMCOR Cleaning Buckets (Flood Buckets)
How to Assemble School Kits

You can also give $55 (the cost of a cleaning bucket) and the supplies will be bought and assembled by UMCOR. The North Georgia Flood Bucket Fund number is 7520.