CVM HUB focuses heavily on collecting and verifying 'cleaning kits' that are shipped to victims of floods throughout the United States. 

 

Donating Cleaning Buckets

Step #1: Learn what supplies are required to go into buckets, where to buy them, and how to pack them.

 

Step #2:  Pack your buckets and arrange for a donation drop-off time and location by contacting a HUB member. 

 

Step #3: Log your donation by clicking 'donation drop' on the CVM HUB home page. 

 

Donating Supplies for Cleaning Buckets

Step #1: Learn what supplies are required to go into buckets, where to buy them.

 

Step #2:  Arrange for a donation drop-off time and location by contacting a HUB member. 

 

Step #3: Log your donation by clicking 'donation drop' on the CVM HUB home page. 

 

What goes in buckets & why:

Mission Central, through best practices, trial and error, and partnerships with shipping regulators, has developed a strict list of required supplies for Cleaning Buckets.

The supplies have to fit in a single bucket to be used by individuals who have been affected by floods and other disasters.

 

Each supply requirement has been carefully thought out to best meet the needs of the recipients and shipping/storage constraints. If you have suggestions please contact Mission Central.

*Supplies that do not meet the requirements are never wasted, but reallocated for other individuals and/or programs in need. 

  •  5 gallon bucket w/ lid (can be used if clean and used for food product only

  •  36-64oz oz. liquid

      laundry detergent    

  •  16-40 oz. concentrated liquid all-purpose household cleaner

  •  16 – 34 oz. dish soap

  • 1 can air freshener (pump spray only or 3 solid or 3 gel)

  • 4 – 8oz. insect repellent pump spray or 10-20 wipes

  • 1 scrub brush (plastic or wooded handle)

  • 18 cleaning wipes (reusable) (no microfiber & remove from package)

  • 5 scouring pads (no Brillo or metal pads, can be sponge-pad combo)

  •  36-50 strong clothespins (packaged w/ dust masks in a gallon plastic bag)

  • 5 dust masks (packaged w/ clothespins)

  • Clothesline ( 50 ft. - 100 ft.)

  • 24 Heavy-Duty trash bags (35-45gal)

  • 2 pair latex or vinyl gloves

  • 1 pair heavy-duty work gloves

  •  may be used but must be clean, no 'screw lids

  •  must be between 32 and 64 oz

  •  has to be concentrated in order to last for a significant amount of use, no spray cleaners

  •  so this can fit into the bucket

  • used to help eliminate odors due to mold; no aresole 

  • because standing water from floods attracts bugs

  • this item will be used for heavy cleaning

  • removed from packaging to save space

  • this has been found to be the most multi-use 

  •  need to be strong enough to hold up heavy, wet, sodden items

  • debris, bugs, dampness, etc fill the air in affected areas

  • plastic/cotton

  • these are often used to move everything in a household, most of which has been soaked from flooding (*black contractor are HUB preferred) 

  • used for heavy cleaning

  • used for moving debris

 

Volunteer to Verify Buckets

Volunteers routinely verify buckets that have been packed for accuracy and completeness prior to them being delivered to Mission Central for storage until emergency distribution.

 

We are always in need of more 'hands', check out our events page to know when and where we are holding 'verifying events'.

 

Buying Supplies

We frequently buy supplies to compile and complete buckets, below is a list of where we have found the most economical and accurate options: 

 
 
 
 

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