Buckets for Harvey

In order to meet material needs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, we will collect and distribute buckets. This method has proven to be effective and efficient in past disasters.

We are asking churches and individuals to begin collecting 5-gallon buckets with lids, pack them with specific items then deliver the buckets to regional collection points. If purchasing items in bulk, please put separated items into ziploc bags. Many of the items are available at dollar stores. Each 5-gallon bucket should contain 18 items (approximately a $50-75 value):

  • Terry towels (thin towel 4-pack or buy in bulk and separate)
  • trash bags (roll of 25, may need to buy in bulk and separate)
  • mold and mildew control, spray bottle
  • dish soap
  • cleaner with bleach, spray bottle
  • 12 3/4" Wonderbar pry bar
  • small first-aid kit
  • duct tape roll
  • scrub brush
  • leather work/palm gloves (3-pack)
  • disposable gloves (2-pack)
  • utility knife
  • Sharpie permanent marker (2-pack)
  • 3M eyeglass protector
  • small hygiene kit (or use feminine napkins/pads purchased in bulk then separate)
  • 11" zip ties/cable ties (100 pack or similar)
  • N95 respirator/mask (2-pack)
  • sponges (3-pack, pack these last under the lid)

Picture of the items gathered:

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How to pack the items in the bucket:


Regional collection points are coming online daily! We will keep this information updated regularly. The buckets will be transported from the collection points to people in need — some distributions will begin as early as Tuesday, September 5th.

DFW Area Bucket Collection Locations:

Hillcrest Baptist Church
265 W Pleasant Run Rd
Cedar Hill, 75104

The Church on Rush Creek
2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, 76017

Travis Avenue Baptist Church
800 W Berry St
Fort Worth, 76110

Grace Covenant Church
201 Kathey St
Weatherford, 76088

Mambrino Baptist Church
1625 Mambrino Hwy
Granbury, 76048
Collecting buckets Mon-Fri: 9AM to 6PM,
Sat: 10AM to 3PM, Sun: 2PM to 5PM

East Texas Bucket Collection Location(s):

First Baptist Church, Crockett
801 E Goliad Ave
Crockett, 75835
Collecting buckets Mon-Thurs: 8AM to 5PM,
Sat & Sun: please call (936) 546-1947 in advance.

Central Texas Bucket Collection Location(s):

Grace Church, Waco
4610 Bosque Blvd
Waco, 76710

Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway
Austin, 78751

Southern Texas Bucket Collection Location(s):

University Baptist Church, San Antonio
6465 Babcock Rd
San Antonio, 78249

Sublime Baptist Church
8 County Road 146 D
Hallettsville, 77964
Feel free to call (361) 798-3845 in advance.

Faith Baptist Church
4301 N Shary Rd
Palmhurst, 78573
Collecting buckets Mon-Fri: 8AM to 4PM,
For more information, call (956) 581-1465.

West Texas Bucket Collection Location(s):

First Baptist Church, Odessa
709 N Lee Ave
Odessa, 79761

Southcrest Baptist Church, Lubbock
3801 S Loop 289
Lubbock, 79423

Panhandle Bucket Collection Location(s):

Paramount Baptist Church
3801 S Western St
Amarillo, 79109

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