On an unseasonably warm January afternoon, members of the After Hours Rotary Club gathered in a chilly warehouse to fill buckets. In assembly line style, each member added a towel, toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo, bottles of water, a roll of paper towels, and other essential items. The buckets were topped off with Bible, then sealed with a lid with a sticker reading “God’s Pit Crew.”
These buckets are no ordinary buckets. These Blessing Buckets are distributed to disaster victims across the country by volunteers from God’s Pit Crew, a non-profit disaster relief organization based in Danville, Virginia. Each bucket contains basic toiletries and food items. To victim of a tornado, hurricane, or flood, these buckets also bring hope. Each Blessing Bucket is filled with basic toiletries, water, a towel, and other necessities.
Assembling the Blessing Buckets was the latest Power of One Hour service project completed by the Danville After Hours Rotary Club. The Power of One Hour projects are held monthly, in lieu of a regular club meeting. The purpose is to expose members and their guests to community organizations, and to provide the organizations with extra helping hands.