Hygiene Kits for Harvey Disaster

On the local level, Jacksons Grove UMC is collecting Hygiene Kits for the hurricane victims. If you would like to participate, these kits need to be brought to the church on or before Sunday, September 10th. There is a link to UMCOR on the website if you prefer to give a donation and if you have questions or need more information, feel free to use the contact form on the website.
And, of course, continue to be in prayer for those affected by this disaster.

Hygiene Kit Materials
(Be sure to read the list and instructions thoroughly.)
1 hand towel
15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
1 washcloth
1 comb
Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
No pocket combs or picks please
Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
1 metal nail file or nail clippers
No emery boards, please
1 bath-size soap
3 oz. and larger sizes only
No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
Do not remove from original packaging
1 toothbrush
Adult size only
Do not remove from original packaging
6 adhesive bandages
¾ inch to 1 inch-size
Common household Band-Aids
1 plastic bag
One-gallon size sealable bag only
$1.00 to purchase toothpaste
Assembly Directions
Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

Important Notes
All items must be new.
Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
Please remove all packaging, unless otherwise specified.
All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Due to the fact that strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items, nothing more.
Do not include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.
UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to Hygiene Kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all money for toothpaste and shipping, then place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations.