'Cleaning buckets' requested after recent storms deplete supplies

'Cleaning buckets' requested after recent storms deplete supplies


ALCOA, Tenn. (July 16, 2015) -- The coordinator of Holston's disaster response ministries is requesting new "cleaning buckets" to replace those depleted after recent storms.

"The winter storms in Wise and Wise County, Va., -- and last week's storms in Pocahontas, Tazwell County and Giles County, Va. -- have completely depleted our stock of cleaning buckets in the northern conference districts," said Jim Fetzer, Holston Disaster Response coordinator.

To accommodate Giles County flooding, ministry workers moved existing cleaning buckets from the Oak Ridge and Knoxville Districts to the Tazewell District offices on July 14, Fetzer said.

Some cleaning supplies are available in the middle and southern end of Holston Conference to be used for future emergencies. "We will be contacting UMCOR in North Carolina to see if they can resupply us to meet present flooding needs until we can get more cleaning buckets," Fetzer said.

Church members are asked to assemble new buckets and deliver them to their district offices.

Assembly instructions are provided on UMCOR's website.