Cedarville Church Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Cedarville Church Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Boy Scout bus parked outside Cedarville United Methodist Church

POTTSTOWN PA – Weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s departure, the clean-up among victims of its devastation is continuing. It’s no surprise, then, that cleaning has become the focus of a “fill the bus” community assistance drive scheduled for Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30, from 5-9 p.m., and Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Rd.

Church Global Missions Director Emilie Atkinson reports its congregation is inviting residents from across greater Pottstown to help fill its Boy Scout troop’s school bus with a variety of cleaning supplies that will be shipped to the United Methodist Committee on Relief warehouses in Mechanicsburg PA.

From there the committee will assemble “flood buckets,” Atkinson said, that will be sent to Sandy’s victims along the East Coast and elsewhere.

Among items in particular need, according to the committee, are:

  • Bar Soap – 3 oz. or larger (no Jergens or Ivory);
  • Insect Repellent – 6-14 oz. personal-use spray bottle (not household insect killer);
  • Liquid Household Cleaner – 12-16 oz. Bottle;
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent, 25 or 50-oz. bottles;
  • Reusable Cleaning Wipes;
  • Dish soap; 16-18 oz. bottle;
  • Air freshener aerosol, can or pump;
  • Hand-held scrub brush, plastic or wooden handle (no toilet, kitchen or dish brushes);
  • Sponges, dry and removed from wrappers;
  • Scouring pads, removed from wrappers (no metal pads);
  • Clothespins, wrapped;
  • Clothesline, 50 ft. or 100 ft.;
  • Plastic or nylon heavy-duty trash bags, 30-45 gallon (1.5-2 mil bags);
  • Dust masks, wrapped
  • Disposable kitchen gloves (not light-weight hospital gloves); and
  • Work gloves, heavy-duty cotton or leather.

Photo from Cedarville United Methodist Church