A Cincinnati church pays medical debt amounting to $46.5 Million for 45,000 families in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana.
Crossroads Church in Cincinnati is partnering with RIP Medical Debt to wipe out medical debts of thousands of families in four US states. RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit organization that aims to remove the “burden of medical debt for individuals and families and veterans across America.”
“Churches are at our best when we are a blessing to real people in our communities,” Crossroads Church Senior Pastor Brian Tome said on Thursday. “We’re not here to just have big Sunday meetings.”
Bright Yellow Envelopes
The blessed beneficiaries will receive a letter on bright yellow envelopes to let them know the good news.
“They’ll get a letter that says, ‘Congratulations, your debt has been paid because someone loves you and there is a God that has not forgotten about you.'”
The Cincinnati church has wiped out $42.8 million in debt for 41,233 households in Ohio, $1.9 million in debt for 2,974 Kentucky families. A debt of $1.5 million for 503 Tennessee household and $200,000 for 136 Indiana families. They were able to pay a total of $46.5 million worth of medical debts for 45,000 families. It is the largest medical debt forgiveness program in the history of nonprofit organizations.
On Sunday, Pastor Brian read a message from one of the recipients to the congregation.
“I received this piece of mail in this bright yellow envelope and started to throw it away,” Pastor Brian read. “But when I saw that it said your medical debt has been paid, I thought, ‘seriously, wait a minute’. When I read it I got emotional because I have been so needing a break with getting my credit together. I really appreciate the gift.”
Reference: Fox News