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Craftsbury churches react to Hurricane devastation:
Horrific flooding, houses and businesses destroyed, electricity out for days, infrastructure damaged - the recent hurricanes have left great deal of destruction in their wake. How can we help?
The faith community of Craftsbury invites all folks in the Craftsbury Community to contribute goods and money to a community-wide effort to assemble CleanUp Buckets and Hygiene Kits that will be sent to hurricane victims. Goods can be dropped off at the Craftsbury General Store, East Craftsbury Church, Our Lady of Fatima Church and Church on the Common.
You can contribute a whole bucket/kit worth of goods, or just partial. All contributions are welcomed and appreciated!
We'll have a Bucket/Kit Assembly Party to put the buckets and kits together at some point in the near future. Those details are being finalized.
Notice the specificity of the lists below. We're working on getting the 5-gallon buckets and lids. Please contribute the other items.
For questions or comments, please communicate with Debbie McKinley (email@example.com).
(Value of complete bucket: $75)
1 — 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
5 — scouring pads
7 — sponges, assorted sizes
1 — scrub brush
1 — pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
1 — box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.
1 — liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.
1 — bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.
1 — 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
5 — dust masks
2 pair — latex gloves (like Playtex®)
1 pair — work gloves
1 — 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
1 — bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 oz.
Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials.
(Value of complete kit: $15)
1 — hand towel (approximately 16" x 28", no fingertip or bath towels)
1 — washcloth
1 — wide-tooth comb (remove from package)
1 — nail clipper (UPDATE: nail clippers with metal files or emery boards attached are now accepted; remove from package)
1 — bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
1 — toothbrush (in original packaging)
10 — Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips
Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.
Registration: In an effort to update our parishioner records, beginning this weekend at all the Masses, we will be handing out registration forms for you to complete and return after Mass or in the collection basket. Your help is greatly appreciated in assisting us with this undertaking. You can also download and print out a Registration Form
"We are three communities in the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont towns of Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Greensboro Bend who've come together to pray as one Parish Family. In a land both breathtakingly beautiful and at times harsh, community is as necessary as it is wide spread. Many families in our parish have been with us for generations, some just a few months. We all have our part to play".