A L.A Church is paying off $5.3 Million in Medical Debt of Poor People in 28 Neighborhoods. WOW!
“Because of the generosity of Christian Assembly Church, we are able to give a Christmas gift to the people of Los Angeles, no strings attached,” Hughes said.
Hughes added that “medical debt is a crushing weight” and that they mapped out neighborhoods where they have 15 or more households who attend the church, totaling 28 neighborhoods.
“We’ve worked with the nonprofit organization, RIP Medical Debt,” he said. “We’ve learned that in these 28 neighborhoods, there is $5.3 million worth of outstanding medical debt that is owed by people who earn less than twice the federal poverty line.”
“As they recover from their illness, it will help them get back on their feet and avoid homelessness,” Hughes said, noting that the gesture will impact over 5,000 households in the area.
“would love to be a fly on the wall” when someone receives the letter that their medical debt has been paid off in full. – Church member Blythe Hill
“God is for you and we are excited to share this gift of generosity because of the generosity of our God,” Hughes said.
Via : Eric Todisco – People