How We Give Back
Boulder Area United Methodist Mission Partners (BUMMP) is a partnership of Boulder area United Methodist Churches that organizes and promotes joint mission projects locally and around the world. Members from Heart of Longmont serve on the BUMMP committee and participate in BUMMP-sponsored mission trips.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies and more. Heart of Longmont supports UMCOR financially and congregation members often participate in UMCOR mission opportunities. For more information about UMCOR visit umcor.org.
For the last few years, volunteers from Heart of Longmont have been making an annual pilgrimage to the Philippines with Uplift Internationale. UI focuses on providing care to children born with facial deformities, primarily clefts of the lip and palate. For more information about Uplift Internationale visit upliftinternationale.org.
Free The Girls
Free The Girls is an international non-profit organization devoted to helping sex trafficking survivors achieve economic freedom. FTG collects donations of new and gently used bras in the U.S. and ships them to girls and women in Africa and Central America. Local on-the-ground partners encourage, equip and empower the women to earn safe incomes selling bras in the second-hand market. Heart of Longmont is an official year-round bra drop-off location for Free The Girls. For more information about Free The Girls visit freethegirls.org or view this CNN documentary. Read about how Heart of Longmont got started with FTG in 2013 Longmont church collects bras during Spring Sling drive.
Missionary Ken Cruz
Heart of Longmont supports Ken Cruz, a United Methodist missionary in Cambodia. Ken works as a Community Development Specialist with the Community Health and Agriculture Development (CHAD) Program. Read more about Ken Cruz’s mission here and view his YouTube video here.
Youth Mission Trips
Every summer Heart of Longmont youth gain understanding and compassion for people of all cultures and backgrounds by serving those in need outside of their local environment. Each year brings new locations and challenges. Recent mission trips include helping an impoverished school in the Bahamas, repairing homes on a Native American reservation in Arizona, serving the homeless in San Francisco, and repairing the homes of tornado victims in Joplin, MS.