As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding of Hurricane Harvey and Irma destruction, we want to help. Apex UMC Family of Faith is responding through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and currently, as rescue efforts are still underway, the best way to help is through financial donations or by donations for flood buckets.

You can give online at umcor.org to US Disaster Response Advance #901670. If you prefer to write a check, please bring it to the Apex church office (100 South Hughes St., Apex, NC 27502) or drop it in the offering this weekend. Write the check to Apex UMC and designate UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 on the memo line.

In addition to financial contributions, MERCI is ready to send 2,000 UMCOR cleaning buckets and at least 2,000 health kits to areas hard-hit by Harvey. If you would like to help, we will collect contents for those buckets (no buckets needed) for the next few weeks in the Welcome Space at 519church.

  • Liquid laundry detergent
    Two 25-oz. or one 50-oz. bottle(s) only.
  • Liquid household cleaner
    12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water. No spray cleaners.
  • Dish soap
    16-28 oz. bottle, any brand.
  • 1 can air freshener
    Aerosol or pump.
  • 1 insect-repellent spray
    6-14 oz. aerosol/spray pump with protective cover.
  • 1 scrub brush
    Plastic or wooden handle.
  • 18 cleaning wipes
    Handi-wipes or reusable wipes. No terry cleaning towels, Remove from packaging.
  • 7 sponges
    No cellulose sponges due to mold issues. Remove from wrapper.
  • 5 scouring pads
    Remove from wrapper. No stainless steel, Brillo or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in).
  • 50 clothespins
  • Clothesline
    Two 50-ft. or one 100-ft., cotton or plastic.
  • 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
    33-45 gallon sizes. Remove from the box.
  • 5 dust masks
  • 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
    Should be durable enough for multiple uses, remove from packaging.
  • 1 pair work gloves
    Cotton with leather palm or all leather.

Please do not contribute clothing, food or toiletries at this time.

Please continue to pray for those impacted so adversely by this storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.