Acworth Church donates $1.65 million to clear medical debt for over a thousand families

One of the many concerns families face in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is who will pay for medical debit if a family member becomes ill. With many people out of work and losing their medical insurance as a result, families are struggling. But a church in Acworth has made things a little easier for more than a thousand families.

Freedom Church in Acworth has donated more than $1.65 million to forgive existing medical debt for approximately 1,043 families in Bartow, Paulding and Cobb counties.

“Freedom Church loves our community and we wanted to bless as many families as possible,” said Pastor JR Lee. “We know that many in our community are experiencing unimaginable financial hardship and we wanted to spread hope during a difficult time in our community and around the world due to COVID-19. We pray that these families may find at least some relief this week, knowing that these debts have now been fully paid on their behalf. What Jesus did for us, we want to do for others.

The church donated a total of $1,655,242 through the organization RIP medical debt. Many of these families have already been notified.

RIP Medical Debt was founded in September 2019. They pay pennies on the dollar for stale medical debt and work to free people from it. In a short time, the organization wiped out several billion dollars in debt.

Freedom Church is a non-denominational Christian church with hundreds of members. They have three Sunday services a week which can also be viewed at the church website.

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