Don Davis, immediate past president of the West Virginia United Methodist Men, handed out literature during the Ministry Expo at the West Virginia United Methodist Annual Conference in Buckhannon in June 2018.


Flood relief

The West Virginia Conference United Methodist Men are continuing to help people affected by the June 23, 2016, floods.

West Virginia United Methodist Conference Disaster Response Director Dan Lowther reports that the New River Depot — the conference’s warehouse for flood relief material — has a good stock of empty buckets but needs supplies. You or your group could donate all of the contents of a flood bucket (total approximate cost is $65) or you can donate some items. If you donate some items, volunteers will use your donations and others to make up complete buckets.

If you or your church wish to donate items please call the Midland South District office at 304.342.8843 to make arrangements and bring your donations to the District office located at St. Marks UMC in downtown Charleston.

For monetary support please refer to the fund numbers below:

#110 United States UMCOR Disaster Response
#920 WV Flood Relief/Disaster Response
#922 New Vision Depot

Send a church check made payable to the Conference Treasurer with the fund number listed in the memo area of your check so that your church will get credit for it. Don’t forget to send this with a remittance form.

Here is a list of the “ingredients” that go into a complete flood bucket:

One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner (No spray cleaners)

One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshner (three solid or three gel freshners also acceptable)
One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable) (Pump spray bottles must have protective covers)

One scrub brush, with or without handle

18 re-useable cleaning wipes, no terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels (remove from packaging)

Five scouring pads sponges, no stainless steel pads with soap in them (remove from packaging)

36-50 clothespins
One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallon sizes), remove from packaging

Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness), no surgical masks

Two pairs kitchen gloves, durable for multiple uses, remove from packaging

One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather


Learn more about the West Virginia Conference’s flood relief efforts by clicking on:

Disaster Response