Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Kaufman

208 S. Houston Street * Kaufman, TX 75142 * 972-932-2838



Ways to Help

FUMC Kaufman will provide Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits for our neighbors affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Please bring any of the following to church or the church office. Bobby Aga is coordinating the assembly of the buckets that will be shipped to UMCOR. If you would like to purchase a complete kit, cost is $65.00. Please note, requested items are very specific. We will collect throughout September. If you have any questions contact Bobby or the church office.

Cleaning Buckets


*Liquid laundry detergent - One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only

*Liquid household cleaner - One 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water.

    No spray cleaners

*Dish soap - One 16‐28 oz. bottle any brand

*1 can air freshener Aerosol or pump

*1 insect repellant spray - 6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

*1 scrub brush - Plastic or wooden handle

*18 cleaning wipes - Handi Wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels.

    Remove from packaging.

*7 sponges - No cellulose sponges due to mold issues. Remove from wrapper.

*5 scouring pads - Remove from wrapper. No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads

    (nothing with soap built in)

*50 clothespins

*Clothesline - One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines, cotton or plastic.

*24-roll heavy-duty trash bags 33‐ to 45-gallon sizes. Remove from the box.

*5 dust masks

*2 pair kitchen dishwashing gloves - Should be durable enough for multiple uses.

    Remove from packaging.

*1 pair work gloves - Cotton with leather palm or all leather



Hygiene Kit Materials


• 1 hand towel

       *  15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches

       *  Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable

• 1 washcloth

• 1 comb

       *  Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long

       *  No pocket combs or picks please

        *  Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum

          of 6 inches of teeth

• 1 metal nail file or nail clippers

       *  No emery boards, please

• 1 bath-size soap

       *  3 oz. and larger sizes only

       *  No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content

       *  Do not remove from original packaging

• 1 toothbrush

       *  Adult size only

       *  Do not remove from original packaging

• 6 adhesive bandages

       *  ¾ inch to 1 inch-size

       *  Common household Band-Aids

• 1 plastic bag

       *  One-gallon size sealable bag only

• $1.00 to purchase toothpaste

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