Bethany United Church of Christ in Baxter is helping hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, as well as other states affected during the recent storms, by providing five-gallon, resealable bucks filled with clothes line and and clothespins, trash bags, gloves, towels, insect repellent, dust masks and various cleaning supplies. The value of each bucket is $78.
Members will be packing the buckets at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. The filled buckets will then be delivered to the Church World Service distribution center.
Bethany UCC exceeded its goal of 50 buckets with donations from individuals, an endowment fund and help from the Congregational UCC in Baxter, and will be able to provide 65 buckets to victims of the hurricanes.
The Church World Service mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless. They work with partners already on the ground, such as the Red Cross, who are responding to disasters by providing what may be needed through donations. More information about this organization can be found at cwsglobal.org/about/ for general info about CWS or cwsglobal.org/for-thepress/emergency-appeals/ for specific info on the emergency appeals.