Kensington United Methodist Church
Monday, May 21, 2018

Health Kits for Disaster Relief

During the months of April and May, we will be collecting items for Health Kits to send to the United Methodist Committee on Relief ( Health Kits are used throughout the U.S. and the world when natural disasters strike.
If you would like to help us out, please drop off your items at the church office by May 25th.
All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items.



Health Kits Items
(estimated cost - $12.00)
1 one-gallon plastic bag
1 hand towel
15" x 25" to 17" x 27"
Please no kitchen towels, cleaning or microfiber towels
1 washcloth
1 comb
Sturdy and longer than 6"
No pocket combs or picks please
Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6" of teeth
1 metal nail file or clipper
No emery boards or toenail clippers please
1 bath size soap
3 oz. or larger
Please no Ivory or Jergens soap as it melts during shipping
Do not remove from original packaging
1 adult size toothbrush
Do not remove from original packaging
6 adhesive bandages
3/4" to 1" size
Common household band aids
$1.00 to purchase toothpaste
(UMCOR purchases toothpaste in bulk)
$1.00 to cover UMCOR shipping

Important Notes

-All items must be new.

-Do not wash any of the items.

-DO NOT include any personal notes or additional material in the kits as they must be painstakingly removed.