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Flood Relief Project

The LCMS Disaster Response "Flood Relief" project engages LCMS congregations, districts and groups in an outreach ministry to provide pre-assembled flood relief buckets to flood and hurricane survivors as part of a disaster preparedness plan.

The project calls for "Flood Relief" buckets to be assembled by LCMS congregations, districts and groups and then shipped to central warehouse locations across the United States for easy distribution following a disaster. Local congregations in the disaster-affected areas serve as the key distribution point in their communities with a special focus on those who may be shut in or otherwise unable to provide for themselves.

The "Flood Relief" project is a part of the comprehensive LCMS Disaster Response action plan. For more information, please call 888-THE LCMS (843.5267) or visit


These 5-gallon containers cost around $5 each (lid included) and double as a sturdy cleaning bucket. Each bucket holds cleaning supplies costing around $25 including an attached mop and broom. LCMS Disaster Response provides the distinctive "Flood Relief" logo decal and devotional materials including the meaningful new resource "Where Is God Now?" Disaster cleaning tips can be found in the appendix of the LCMS Disaster Response training manual "Mercy in Action" at

Each flood relief bucket contains:

  • Devotionals
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable rags
  • Glass cleaner
  • Cleansing powder
  • Liquid cleaner
  • Bleach (1-gallon size)
  • Scrub brush
  • 2 pairs of rubber gloves
  • Sponge(s)
  • (Optional) broom and/or mop