Flood-relief kits sought

August 22, 1993

Westminster-area residents who want to help flood victims may assemble relief kits and take them to the Westminster United Methodist Church office at 162 E. Main St. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 19, said Diane Arbutis, church secretary.

The kits should include the listed items, and should be labeled with the type of kit. A personal note to the recipient can be included.

Financial donations to assist flood victims may be made by check, payable to Westminster UMC and marked "Midwest floods."

These kits are being accepted:

Bedding kit: two double flat sheets, two pillows, two pillow cases.

Health kit: a hand towel, wash cloth, bath-size bar of soap, comb, toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, nail file, six plastic bandage strips.

Kitchen utensil kit: a metal tea kettle, metal cooking pots (one- andthree-quart pots with lids), a metal 12-inch skillet with lid, a spatula, hand-held can opener, 16-ounce plastic bottle of dish detergent, large package of paper napkins, plastic salt and pepper shakers, a dish towel, pot holder, two sponges, three large serving spoons, four sets of durable plastic plates, bowls and cups, four sets of stainless steel eating utensils.

Food staple kits: a 1-pound package of iodized salt, 8-ounce can of pepper, 32-ounce plastic bottle of cooking oil, 12-ounce can of canned beef or corned beef, 4-pound bag of dry beans (red, black or pinto), 4-pound box of powdered milk, 5-pound bag of white rice, 1-pound box of granulated sugar, 8-ounce jar of instant coffee, box of 25 tea bags.

Cleanup kits: a bucket filled with sponges, a scrub brush, wire brush, rubber gloves and a package of plastic garbage bags.

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