(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – The United Church of Christ has now paid off more than $100 million in medical debt for people across the United States.
The UCC announced Monday (Feb. 14) that it used $200,000 from one of its annual Giving Tuesday campaigns to purchase and pay off $33 million in medical debt for residents of Ohio, where the mainline Protestant denomination is based. That brought the total medical debt the UCC has purchased and paid off since late 2019 to more than $104 million.
Advertisement - story continues below
The donation comes as part of RIP Medical Debt’s “A Nation That Cares” campaign, rallying churches and other Christian nonprofits to raise $5 million to relieve roughly $500 million of medical debt across the country. The UCC was one of the first groups to donate to the nonprofit’s campaign, and its donation so far is the largest, according to RIP Medical Debt.