UMC involved in flood recovery

Flood buckets are unloaded from a trailer in New Milford before heading to Susquehanna and Lanesboro to drop off the needed supplies.

The Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church is actively involved in the current flood recovery response.

Rev. Doug Sivers is the Disaster Relief Coordinator for the counties inNortheast Pennsylvania. More than 1500 clean up buckets and 1,000 Health kits have been brought into many local communities: Lanesboro, Susquehanna,Great Bend, Hallstead,New Milford, Tunkhannock, Meshoppen, Towanda,West Wyoming,West Pittston,West Nanticokeand Shickshinny.

There are many on-going needs that the community can elect to adopt during this long-term process. As recovery happens, needs change and evolve.  Sivers can help you connect where your abilities match needs.

Additional clean up buckets need to be assembled.   Listed below are items that are needed for the buckets. These items can be dropped off at Montrose United Methodist Church at 526 Church Street in Montrose.

Liquid Laundry detergent – 25oz. or 50 oz. bottles; Liquid Household Cleaner 12-16 oz. liquid cleaner to be mixed with water, no spray cleaners; Dish Soap – 16-28 oz. bottle any brand; Can of Air Freshener – aerosol or pump; Insect Repellant Spray  6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover; Scrub Brush – plastic or wooden handle; Cleaning Wipes – handi-wipes or reusable wipes, no terry towels; Sponges; Scouring Pads; Clothespins; Clothesline 50 or 100 ft. cotton or plastic; Heavy Duty Trash Bags; Dust Masks; Disposable Waterproof Gloves; Work Gloves – cotton or leather.

Donations may be left in the boxes in Fellowship Hall, off upper parking lot, and in the Wesleyan Room, offJessup Street. Empty, clean five-gallon buckets with lids are also accepted.

Volunteer work teams or individuals may call Sivers at 607-725-3086 to coordinate where their help will be most effective.

This is a long term relief mission. Continue to remember and support our “neighbors” in need.