Church asking Nebraskans to help flood victims in Louisiana

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The people of Nebraska are no strangers to natural disasters, so they know when a crisis strikes, sometimes you need some help to overcome the adversity.

So the Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church is inviting people of all faiths to mobilize to help the people suffering the record-setting flooding in Louisiana.

One of the biggest needs is a flood-bucket kit that helps victims start to repair the damage once the waters recede. Each fits inside a 5-gallon bucket with a resealable lid and includes:

• One 50-ounce bottle or two 25-ounce bottles of liquid laundry detergent.
• A 12- to 16-ounce bottle of liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray cleaners).
• A 16- to 28-ounce bottle of dish soap.
• One can of aerosol or pump air freshener.
• A 6- to 14-ounce aerosol or spray pump of insect repellent.
• One scrub brush with a plastic or wooden handle.
• Eighteen cleaning wipes (please, no terry-cloth towels).
• Seven non-cellulose sponges.
• Five scouring pads (nothing with soap built in).
• Fifty clothespins.
• One 100-foot or two 50-foot cotton or plastic clotheslines.
• A 24-roll of heavy-duty trash bags, 33 to 45 gallons of capacity.
• Five dust masks.
• Two pairs of dishwashing gloves (durable enough for multiple uses).
• One pair of work gloves with either a leather palm or all leather.
• One 5-gallon bucket with a resealable lid.

All of the items listed above, except the bucket with lid, can be found at most dollar or discount stores.