VBS, church seek help to provide clean-up supplies

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN -In the wake of natural disasters occurring throughout the United States, a local church is reaching out to those in need.

This summer, Vacation Bible School participants at Trinity United Church of Christ are answering an appeal by Church World Service for people to replenish a dwindling supply of CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets. CWS, which is a global humanitarian agency, distributes buckets of cleaning supplies to individuals and communities faced with the job of cleaning up after a flood, hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.

Every clean-up kit includes:

One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid;

Five scouring pads;

Seven sponges of assorted sizes;

One scrub brush;

18 reusable cleaning towels;

One 50-78 ounce box of dry laundry detergent;

One 12 ounce bottle of liquid concentrated household cleaner;

One 25 ounce bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap;

One package of 48 to 50 clothespins;

Two 50 foot clotheslines or one 100 foot clothesline;

Five dust masks;

Two pairs of latex gloves;

One pair of work gloves;

28-bag roll of 30 to 45 gallon heavy duty trash bags;

One 6 to 9 ounce bottle of pump, drops or lotion insect repellent (no aerosol).

Community members are encouraged to donate supplies for the project. Those who wish to participate are asked to call the church office at 248-3437 or deliver donations directly to the church at 20 Oak St., Lewistown. Donations will be sent to the CWS warehouse in Maryland where they will be distributed to people in need.