Indiana Church Pays Off $2.2 Million in Community Medical Debt


The City Church in Bloomington, Indiana, has paid off $2.2 million in medical debt from members of the community, a report says.

Working with the non-profit group, RIP Medical Debt Relief, the church was able to pay off the debt as an act of charity, according to WTHR Channel 13.

“With a partnership with this non-profit, we have eliminated $2.2 million in medical debt in Bloomington, Indiana,” Pastor David Norris recently told his congregation last weekend.

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“People were overjoyed. They were really excited,” added his wife, Sumer Norris.

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Hundreds of local citizens will receive letters in the mail instead of bills saying that their bills have been paid.

“The letter will say, ‘On behalf of City Church, your medical debt has been relieved.’ I love that,” Pastor Norris told the media

Norris added that the medical providers had the debt on their books often times for years, so the mass payoff was welcome news.

“he company wants it off the books. The people can’t pay it, so it’s a win-win situation. It leverages debt. It turns this bad situation into a good situation,” Norris said.

According to WTHR, “Around 17% of residents in Monroe County have an average debt of $970 currently in collections.”

Efrat Feferman from the Monroe County United Way celebrated the the actions of the church.

“This is what makes a community really what a community should be. Caring for each other, helping each other,” Feferman said.

Pastor Norris also noted that the campaign did not just pay off the debt of his own members.

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