Church World Service has added two new Kits: Welcome Backpacks and Period (Menstrual Hygiene) Packs to their inventory. UCC congregations assembling them and all other CWS Kits are eligible for a $250 Match Grants.  Completed kits get warehoused, ready to send out on quick notice. Read more.

However, priority is Emergency Cleanup Buckets. Hurricanes, floods, and other disasters are happening more frequently. When our neighbors around the world experience these circumstances, you can make the road to recovery easier with CWS Cleanup Buckets. These buckets are full of essential home recovery supplies that are needed after a disaster strikes. NEW for 2022: CWS is requesting that you add an air freshener to each bucket. Several of the liquid items have updated ounce ranges to make it easier for you to find the cleaning supplies. Learn more about these kits: https://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/emergency-cleanup-buckets/

Specifications and other information about all the CWS Kits (Click the “Assemble Kits” drop-down menu.)

Apply for a grant.

 

Important:  It is important that you send the processing fees to CWS before dropping off your kits/buckets.  These fees are $2.00 each for kits and $3.00 each for buckets.  Please bring your receipts when you drop off your kits/buckets.  Thanks.

 

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These PSEC congregations have offered to be drop-off locations for the kits you assemble.

Berks County

Trinity United Church of Christ, 2449 Cumberland Ave, Reading (Mt. Penn). Contact: Jenny Weiser, Church Secretary: 610-779-4030 or jennyweiser@trinitymtpenn.org. Best times to contact: Mon-Thurs 9AM-2PM. Please schedule a time for delivery.

First Reformed United Church of Christ, 76 South Third Street, Hamburg. 610-562-2593 (Church Office — Karen is the Secretary). Contact Person: Church office or Daryl Hamm (Pastor) 484-793-5704 (cell) or Lari Leiby 610-207-7939 (cell). Please call to arrange a drop off time. The office is not always staffed.

Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ, 6573 Old Route 22, Bernville. Contact: Pastor Jason Stump – Phone: 610-488-7361 or pastorstump@gmail.com or lshupp@zionbluemountainucc.org

Bucks County

St. Stephens UCC, 110 N 6th St, Perkasie. Contact: 215-257-6460 or office@thessperkasie.org. Contact persons: Patricia Kimble, Office Administrator, or Sparkie Heckler, Mission Chair: 215-257-2350 or hecklerl@verizon.net.

St. Luke’s UCC, 212 Durham Road, Ottsville. Contact the church office: 610-847-2633.  Drop Off: Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Please call before coming to assure that someone will be at the church.

Solomon’s UCC, 2990 Bedminster Road (Route 113), Perkasie. Pastor Dorothy Shelly: 215-527-2384 (c); 215-795-2668 (church) — open Wed/Fri 9:30a-12:30p

Chester County

Brownbacks UCC, 640 Ridge Road, Spring City. Contact: Administrator – Kaitlin Iezzi: brownbacksucc@comcast.net. Best times to deliver: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Montgomery County

St. James United Church of Christ, 321 St. Limerick Road, Limerick. Contact the Church office at 610-489-0990 Email: office@stjames-ucc.org or jgfriemann@aol.com.

Zwingli United Church of Christ, 350 Wile Ave., Souderton. Buckets will be taken in the basement door to the right of the main church entrance in the rear parking lot. Contact information: Church Office – 215-723-1186; office@zwingli.org. Call or e-mail prior to drop off to ensure the office is open. Drop off preferred between 9:00a & 3:00p Monday-Friday except between 12:00p & 1:30p.

Philadelphia County

Salt and Light Community Church, 5736 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia. Contact the church office at 215-883-0282 Email: admin@snlphilly.com.

Schuylkill County

First UCC, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven. Contact Rev. Ms. Shawn D. Van Dyke: (570)385-2049 or firstuccschuylkillhaven@verizon.net. Drop off: Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-1 PM.