Disaster Response

Culpeper UMC helps verify, load and deliver Cleaning Buckets and Health Buckets for victims of floods and other natural disasters.  Here's how you can help:

  • Your prayers.

  • Purchasing supplies to go on flood buckets and health kits that we collect through our CUMC ministry of the Mission Central Hub. 

  • Participate in our upcoming packing events (dates to be announced).

Here are the materials you can bring in and drop off during the week and on Sundays:

Cleaning buckets: for flood victims

5 gallon bucket with lid ( can be used if clean and used for food
Products only)
50 oz. Liquid laundry detergent ( 2 - 25 oz. or 1 - 50 oz)
12-16 oz concentrated liquid all purpose household cleaner
16-28 oz dish soap
1 can air freshener (aerosol or pump)
6-14 oz insect repellent spray
1 scrub brush ( plastic or wooden handle)
18 cleaning wipes (no microfiber)
7 foam sponges
5 scouring pads ( no brillo or metal pads
50 strong clothespins
5 dust masks
Clothesline ( 2 - 50 ft or 100 ft)
24 Heavy-Duty trash bags
2 pairs latex or vinyl gloves
1 pair of heavy-duty work gloves

Please do not deviate from the sizes on the list everything has to fit
Into the bucket with the lid in place. ****NOTE: Trash bags need to be contractor grade at least 3mill. otherwise they will not be strong enough to carry flood debris.

Health Kits
1 good quality hand towel
1 wash cloth
1 sturdy comb (at least 7" )
1 metal nail file or clipped
1 bath soap (at least 3 oz)
1 adult toothbrush (sealed)
6 Band-Aids (3/4" - 1" )
1 gallon plastic bag
$1 (for toothpaste later)

Donations can be made to the Central Virginia Mission HUB, make check payable to CUMC memo Central Virginia Mission HUB. 

Drop Off Instructions:
You can drop off flood buckets during our normal office hours: 
Monday - Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM and Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM 

Park in the upper parking lot (behind the church) and come in the main entrance and speak to our office staff. 

After Hours Drop off or Dropping Off a Large Amount of Buckets 
If you need to deliver a large amount of buckets or after office hours please contact Darry Lam at darryllam@comcast.net or (540) 219-2829.