Hurricane Harvey brought wind, rain and flooding to our area. Many CUMC members and our neighbors evacuated to safety but are anxious about what they might find when they return home. As a community of faithful disciples we will:

  1. Pray for all persons affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  2. Pray for and support our first responders and elected officials.
  3. Take an active role in helping individuals and families recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.


One step in the recovery process is to identify persons in need of assistance. Please share the link below with those who have experienced flooding or storm damage.

Need Harvey Cleanup Assistance? 

Those wishing to help with the recovery efforts may volunteer using the link below.

Volunteer to Help – Harvey Cleanup


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will be assisting and coordinating with  

The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference as we respond to this natural disaster.

Financial gifts to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts can be made at this website: U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670 100% of every gift will be used in this recovery effort.

You may also wish to participate in the response by collecting needed items to be distributed during the cleanup phase of this disaster response. Flood buckets are very useful.


Flood Bucket / Cleaning Kit Materials

  • 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. liquid cleaner 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 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 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

Churches across the country can collect these items and UMCOR will coordinate the transportation and distribution to flooded area. This  complete list is on UMCOR’s website: