Harris Hill's GO! Ministry is a HUB of the Mission Barn in Eastbrook, PA. The focus of the ministry is to collect, assemble and distribute UMCOR relief kits. The majority of the relief kits are ultimately delivered to UMCOR's supply headquarters at Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana who distributes the kits domestically and world wide. A smaller emergency supply is also kept on site in the event of a local disaster.

The ministry was officially adopted at Harris Hill in 2013 after 2 years of praying and attending annual work weekends at Mission Central. Harris Hill is the only drop off site in Western NY/Niagara Frontier District and is ready to assist in a matter of hours.

Hurricane Harvey/Irma Relief - How You Can Help

There is an immediate need for relief from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Those interested in assisting can participate in the following ways:

Donate Items

Items from the cleaning bucket kit can be purchased and delivered to the church at:

8495 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

Drop off hours are:

  1. Tuesday 8:30AM-2:00PM
  2. Thursday 8:30AM-2:00PM
  3. Friday 8:30AM-2:00PM

or call the church to schedule an evening drop off at (716) 632-4688.

Donate Funds

While this current emergency is ongoing we ask that all financial donations be made directly to:

UMCOR's Domestic Distaster Response Fund

Your gift will be made over a sercure server and 100% of your donation will go to the restoration effort.

UMCOR Donation

Kits and Items

Below are the lists of items we collect. The kits in greatest demand are colored in red. Please contact the church office at (716) 632-4688 to arrange a drop off outside of regular office hours.

Cleaning Kit/Flood Bucket

Value: $ 65.00

5 gallon bucket with resealable lid

  • Buckets from fast food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
  • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
  • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable

liquid laundry detergent

  • two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottles 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 repellant spray

  • 6-14 oz. aerosol or 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 FOAM sponges

  • remove from wrapper
  • cellulose sponges can not be used (grows mold in the bucket)
acceptable sponges

5 scouring pads

  • remove from wrapper
  • no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

50 clothespins

  • remove from packaging

clothes line

  • 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 pair disposable kitchen gloves

  • rubber or latex - no thin surgical or food service type gloves
  • remove from packaging

1 pair work gloves

  • cotton with leather palm or all leather

Important Notes

  • All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders please
  • If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing
  • If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted
  • Cleaning buckets are only used within the United States. They are not opened to verify the contents unless there is indication some items have been omitted

Hygiene Kit

Value: $ 12.00

1 hand towel

  • 15” x 25” to 17”x 27”
  • kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable

1 washcloth

1 comb

  • comb needs to be sturdy
  • no pocket combs or picks please
  • rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable

1 metal nail file or clipper

  • no emery boards or toenail clippers please

1 bath size soap

  • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
  • do not remove from original packaging

1 toothbrush

  • adult size only
  • do not remove from original packaging

6 adhesive bandages

  • ¾" to 1" size
  • common household band aids

1 plastic bag

  • one gallon size sealable bags only

$1.00 to purchase toothpaste

Important Notes

  • All items must be new
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used
  • Please remove all packaging
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items – nothing more
  • DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment
  • UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste and shipping, place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations

School Kit

Value: $ 11.00

1 pair blunt scissors

  • rounded tip only
  • no plastic scissors please

3 pads of paper

  • 8 ½ x 11 spiral notebooks or top-bound pads
  • 150 sheets of loose leaf can be substituted for 1 pad
  • combinations of spiral, top bound or loose leaf is acceptable
  • no composition books

1 hand held pencil sharpener

  • must be at least one inch long
  • remove from packaging

1 - 30 centimeter ruler

  • hard or flexible
  • cartoon characters are acceptable
  • no advertisements please

6 unsharpened pencils

  • no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please
  • cartoon characters are acceptable

1 - 2 ½ inch eraser

  • no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please
  • cartoon characters are acceptable

1 - 24 count box of crayons

  • only 24 count boxes please

1 – 14”x16” cloth bag

  • home made or purchased bags are both acceptable
  • heavy duty fabric only - denim, corduroy, drapery fabric etc
  • no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please
  • closures are optional but must be buttons, snaps or Velcro sewn in middle of opening if used

Important Notes

  • A pattern for the bag can be found on the internet at www.umcor.org. Go to “How To Give” at the top of the page and scroll down to “Relief Supplies.” Click on “Relief Supplies” and scroll down until you find the “School Kit” section. Click on “sewing patterns.”
  • All items must be new
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items – nothing more
  • DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment