A church in Indiana helped to settle about $7.8 Million in medical debt for over 5,000 families in the state.
Northview Church in Indiana together with RIP Medical Debt, an organization in New York, has teamed-up to help families with medical debt. They have collected more than $40,000 in a donations to pay for unpaid medical bills for families in the community. Northview Church is helping families in nearby communities such as Westfield, Peru, Northern Putnam County, Lafayette, Kokomo, Flora, Fishers, Carmel, Anderson, and Indianapolis.
The New York-based organization deals with doctors, hospitals, and investors to help pay debts at much lower prices.
“The debt is then paid off forever, with no adverse consequences to those who benefit,” Northview wrote in a statement.
In June 2019, when the movement was announced, Northview Church received $20,000 in donations from its members. The donations were used to pay-off $2 Million worth of medical debt for 2,500 families. Soon after, other churches got involved in the movement so that more families could be given aid.
“This is a great example of churches meeting people’s needs in practical ways as a demonstration of God’s love,” Senior Pastor Steve Poe said.
As a result, they were able to wipe-out a total of $7.8 Million medical debts for 5,940 families. The Church helped whatever families needed help. Thus, many of the recipients were not even affiliated with the church.
“Recipients are not necessarily connected with Northview Church and will be surprised to receive beneficiary letters in the mail in the coming few weeks, communicating about the canceled debt,” Northview added.
This movement reflects the first core values of Northview Church which is creating environments that nurture meaningful human connection. They value real, raw and rich relationships with their members and the community.
Reference: Northview Church