Flood Buckets Sent By Area Churches
On September 13, 15 flood buckets were sent to Fannett, Texas to help hurricane victims who are cleaning their flooded homes. Fannett is 15 miles southwest of Beaumont, off of Interstate 10. The flood waters from Hurricane Harvey reached the roof top of the Hamshire-Fannett Intermediate School in Fannett. It is reported that 80% of the homes in Hamshire were flooded; many were flooded in Fannett and nearby LaBelle as well. At least two of the churches in Fannett were flooded as well--the Catholic and Baptist Churches. Faith United Methodist Church in Fannett remained unharmed and is serving as a post for people to receive flood buckets, clothes, and toiletries as they seek to recover from the devastation of the floods.
The 15 flood buckets were delivered to Faith United Methodist Church and were gifts from First United Methodist Churches in Kosse and Reagan. In addition, as cleaning supplies were being purchased, a stranger in line donated $9 to help with the cost. The flood buckets were five gallon plastic buckets that contained trash bags, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, scrub bushes, scouring pads, cleaning wipes, cleaning liquid, dust masks, plastic and work gloves, clothes line, clothes pins, air freshener, insect repellant spray and sponges. The flood buckets also had messages of hope written on the buckets for the recipients, such as "God bless you," "We love you," or "We're praying for you." When the flood buckets arrived, the pastor of the church stated that there was a waiting list for them.
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