Building Beloved Community - RIP Medical Debt

Help Abolish Medical Debt Today

Every dollar you donate forgives $100 in Medical Debt

$12,632.75
raised of $50,000 goal
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Campaign Created ByFirst Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church

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Durham, North Carolina
Bertie, North Carolina
Hertford , North Carolina
Edgecombe, North Carolina
Northhampton , North Carolina
Halifax, North Carolina
Robeson, North Carolina
Vance, North Carolina
Warren, North Carolina
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$12,632.75
raised of $50,000 goal
25%
  • Recent Donations
  • Donor Avatar
    Rabbi Matt S. just donated $102.77
  • Donor Avatar
    Jane W. just donated $102.77
  • Donor Avatar
    Hettie J. just donated $30.97
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    Alex M. just donated $1,000
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    Vickie A. just donated $5.33
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    First Presbyterian Church of Durham just donated $10,000
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    Paul F. just donated $102.77
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    Cheryl S. just donated $20.72
    My sister struggled to pay her husband’s medical debt. She put off going to doctors. Lost her life at 54 because of it.

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How RIP Works

Over a hundred million Americans, one in three, struggles with the weight of medical debt.

  • You make a donation

    We use data analytics to pinpoint the debt of those most in need: households that earn less than 4x the federal poverty level (varies by state, family size) or whose debts are 5% or more of annual income.

  • RIP buys medical debt at a steep discount

    We buy debt in bundles, millions of dollars at a time at a fraction of the original cost. This means your donation relieves about 100x its value in medical debt.

  • Together we wipe out medical debt

    People across the country receive letters that their debt has been erased. They have no tax consequences or penalties to consider. Just like that, they’re free of medical debt.


Frequent Questions

Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) charity and your donation is 100% tax deductible.


Relevant Documents:

When we purchase a portfolio of medical debt, we abolish debt for individuals who:

  • Earn less than 4x 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.

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