We are partnering with a group called RIP Medical Debt to forgive over 1.5 million dollars of medical debt in Camden, Charlton, Nassau and Duval Counties. Medical debt destroys the financial stability of large segments of America’s most vulnerable communities: the sick, the elderly, the poor, and veterans. It also targets the middle class, driving many families who are barely getting along into poverty. Medical debt isn’t the result of bad decisions. It’s a debt of necessity. By forgiving this debt we strive to give struggling individuals, and their families, a fresh start. We hope to give those affected the ability to seek the continued medical care they need and help them back towards financial stability.
Once RIP Medical Debt pinpoints the portfolios for those in or near the poverty level, we buy up their debt and forgive it. Then we send forgiveness notices to the benefiting families, and subsequently help the recipients repair their credit reports—renewing their access to opportunities and resources that will allow them to rebuild and recover.
Every family with qualifying debt will receive a letter in the mail letting them know that their debt has been forgiven by their friends at Christ's Church Camden. We can't wait!