Campaign to relieve debt in Texas!
Every dollar you donate forgives $100 in Medical Debt
Promoting Brotherhood While Providing Advocacy and Service for the Bexar County Community
For over 30 years, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Pi Theta Lambda Chapter (ALAMO ALPHAS) has been a progressive voice within ALPHA and the greater San Antonio area. We are forever grateful for the benefactors that supported our Inaugural RIP Medical Debt campaign that ended on March 2021. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, like YOU, our campaign raised over $12,500. This translated to RIP Medical Debt leveraging the funds raised to help wipe out over $2.8 million of medical debt for our Bexar County neighbors. The gravity of this philanthropic initiative directly impacted 1,330 families in Bexar County, who had their medical debts FORGIVEN!
As we commemorate 115 years of ALPHA, we look forward to steadfastly advancing Brotherhood, Service and Advocacy in the Alamo City. Despite our laudable efforts, we remain acutely aware that many more of our Bexar County neighbors will struggle with paying their medical expenses. To that end, Pi Theta Lambda Chapter is committed to supporting altruistic endeavors, like RIP Medical Debt, to help our Bexar County neighbors avoid medical bankruptcy and prevent their lives from being upended.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Pi Theta Lambda Chapter’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign
From December 10, 2021 through March 31, 2022, Pi Theta Lambda Chapter will again campaign to raise a minimum of $10,000 in an effort to eliminate $1 million worth of medical debt. For each dollar ($1.00) donated, approximately $100.00 of medical debt in Bexar County can be forgiven. By partnering with RIP Medical Debt, we can help eligible families in Bexar County to retire their medical debt. RIP Medical Debt is able to purchase debt portfolios on the medical debt marketplace below their value.
In 2021, the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Pi Theta Lambda Chapter led by example during our Inaugural RIP Medical Debt campaign. We also humbly acknowledge that we were not able to exceed last year’s goal alone. We hope more people of goodwill will help to support our 2022 campaign as we try to provide peace of mind to MORE of our neighbors in the Alamo City and the surrounding areas of Bexar County. Thank you for considering support of our 2022 RIP Medical Debt campaign.
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How RIP Works
Over a hundred million Americans, one in three, struggles with the weight of medical debt.
Here’s how we lift them up.
You make a donation
With every donation, RIP uses its precise data analytics to pinpoint the medical debt of those most in need of relief: households whose incomes are less than two times the federal poverty level guideline or with medical debt representing at least 5% of gross income.
RIP buys medical debt at a steep discount
Your donations allow us to buy debt in bundled portfolios, millions of dollars at a time at a fraction of the original cost. On average, whatever you donate has 100x the impact.
Together we wipe out medical debt
People across the country receive a letter that their debt is gone. No taxes. No penalties. Just like that, they’re free of medical debt.
Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and your donation is 100% tax deductible.
When we purchase a portfolio of medical debt, we abolish debt for individuals who:
- Earn less than 2x the federal poverty level (varies by state, family size).
- Debts are 5 percent or more of annual income.
We only buy debt that has been pre-qualified by our partners to meet at least one of these criteria.
We never collect on debt we purchase, only relieve it.
No. With your help, we abolish medical debt permanently. Recipients have no adverse tax consequences, obligations, or strings attached.
For those whose medical debts are relieved, the relief is a gift from a detached and disinterested third party (RIP) as an act of generosity, so relief of the debt does not count as income to the debtor. We will not file a Form 1099-C with the IRS.
Due to HIPAA laws, RIP Medical Debt cannot disclose the names, contact information or any other specific details of the debt relief beneficiaries.
RIP Medical Debt cannot relieve debt by individual request.
While we would love to help everyone who needs assistance, RIP Medical Debt cannot abolish medical debt for specific individuals. We approach the problem of medical debt by acquiring large portfolios of debt to help thousands of people at once.
Because medical debt affects so many people who may not have debt accounts in the portfolios we purchase, we have compiled a list of resources that may be able to help in ways RIP Medical Debt cannot.