As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding and damage produced by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we want to help. Apex UMC is responding through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), and the best way to help is through financial donations or by donations for flood buckets.

You can give online at umcor.org to US Disaster Response Advance #901670. If you prefer to write a check, please bring it to the church office or drop it in the offering this weekend. Write the check to Apex UMC and designate UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 on the memo line.

In addition to financial contributions, UMCOR is ready to send 2,000 cleaning buckets and at least 2,000 health kits to areas hard-hit by Harvey and Irma. We will collect contents for those buckets for the next few weeks at Apex UMC. If you would like to help, please bring the following items on Sundays and place them in the labeled bin in the CLC hallway by the nursery or bring them to the church office during the week:

  • Liquid laundry detergent
    Two 25-oz. or one 50-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-repellent spray
    6-14 oz. aerosol/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 or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in).
  • 50 clothespins
  • Clothesline
    Two 50-ft. or one 100-ft., cotton or plastic.
  • 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
    33-45 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.

Please do not contribute clothing, food or toiletries at this time.

Please continue to pray for those impacted so adversely by this storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.