United Methodists from across Nebraska shipped more than 1,000 clean-up buckets to help people in the Texas Gulf affected by Hurricane Harvey, a spokesman said.

Together with congregations in Kansas, the United Methodists sent a semi-trailer filled with 5,001 "flood buckets" to Texas, spokesman Todd Seifert said.

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. of the Great Plains Conference challenged the 1,008 congregations throughout Kansas and Nebraska to assemble 5,000 flood buckets to help those affected by Harvey.

The 5-gallon buckets assembled contain cleaning supplies such as cleaning gloves, laundry detergent, sponges and insect repellent.

The United Methodist district office off 33rd and Superior streets will continue to collect completed buckets for Hurricane Irma victims, Seifert said.

 

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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