CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets

To assemble an Emergency Cleanup Bucket you will need:

  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid
  • Five scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, assorted sizes
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen cleaning towels (reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
  • One 50-78 oz. box dry laundry detergent
  • One 12 oz. bottle of liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®)
  • One 25 oz. bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs latex gloves (like Playtex®)
  • One pair work gloves
  • 28-bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon)
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of insect repellent (pump, drops or lotion, not aerosol)

Please provide all liquids in new, unopened plastic bottles. Be sure to send only new materials. Place all items in the plastic bucket, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.

Note: Because of the volatility of the contents, Emergency Cleanup Kits are not shipped internationally.

Cleanup-up Bucket value: $56
Processing/Shipping Cost: $3 per Bucket


Packing and Shipping Kits

  • Pack CWS Kits in boxes with only one type of Kit in each box.
  • Complete this Kits Coupon and enclose a copy in the top of each box before sealing.
  • Clearly indicate the type of Kit on the outside of the box.
  • Secure the boxes with packing tape.
  • Provide a return address on the box.
  • Ship all Kits prepaid to:
    Brethren Service Center Annex
    601 Main Street
    P.O. Box 188
    New Windsor, MD 21776-0188
    (Please include both the PO box and the street address on boxes.)

Some states in the east have dropoff points.  Check here for current listing.

For individuals, churches, and groups west of the Mississippi River, CWS Kits may also be sent to:

Ferncliff Disaster Assistance Center
1720 Ferncliff Road
Little Rock, AR 72223


Funds for Processing/Shipping and Purchasing Kits

Funds are needed to cover sorting, packing, and insurance, as well as shipping Kits to their final destination. Please give at least $2 for each Cleanup Bucket you send. Cash donations in lieu of assembled Kits also help us to provide much-needed supplies.

Send your check or money order payable to Church World Service with the coupon to:

P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515

Questions? Call 800-297-1516