Help for Houston

There are three opportunities for you to help with the relief efforts in the Houston area.

This Sunday we are having a special contribution. We will pass the plates twice. You can also give online here. Choose Texas Flood Relief from the drop-down box. We will use our contacts in Houston and will work through churches in the area to disburse this aid.

Second, cleaning supplies are in great need. See a list of needed items below. One of our members, Jack Locke, will have a trailer at the church building next Tuesday, September 5, from 3-7pm. Drop your supplies off at that time. Jack is leaving for Houston on Wednesday morning.

Third, Jack is taking a group to Houston to help in the relief efforts. If you are interested, contact him directly here or 615.852.9777. He plans on returning over the weekend.

Thanks for your generosity.


Clorox Wipes

Antibacterial Dish Soap

Latex/Rubber Gloves

Large Trash Bags

Plastic or Wood-Handled Brushes

5-gallon bucket with resealable lid

  • Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
  • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
  • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable

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

Liquid household cleaner

  • 12‐16 oz. liquidcleaner that can be mixed with water
  • No spray cleaners

Dish soap • 16‐28 oz. bottle any brand

1 can air freshener • aerosol or pump

1 insect repellent 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


  • 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 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

  • Should be durable enough for multiple uses
  • Remove from packaging

1 pair work gloves • Cotton with leather palm or all leather

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