Help, Healing and Hope Campaign Phase II - RIP Medical Debt

Help Abolish Medical Debt Today

Every Dollar You Donate Forgives $100 In Medical Debt

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Campaign Created ByHope Episcopal Church

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Phase II of Help, Healing & Hope!

It has been a humbling experience to be able to help so many people who struggle with stifling medical debt for our neighbors right here in Pennsylvania.  

Over half of all collections activity in this country is medical related. With our help, RIP has been able to purchase this debt for pennies on the dollar, and we have already paid off over 1.2 Million dollars of medical debt by raising $10,000 working together.

What has encouraged us the most is that these funds were raised starting with Hope Church,Manheim and St. Luke’s, Lebanon: two churches that over their history have worked together since the days of their founding, and are now in two separate Diocese in Central Pennsylvania, and Bethlehem.  We are finding occasion to work together again.

Loving our neighbors, with our neighbors has helped us discover common mission together and we are thrilled.  What’s even better is that Phase I was funded by dozens of Episcopal Churches in both dioceses, as well as through a number of special offerings, personal donations, and support by faith communities.

At the conclusion of Phase I of the initiative people paying on these debts received a paid-in- full notice rather than a regular bill that informed them that their debt was paid by “The Episcopal Church”.

Phase II allows us to work together to keep this good thing going.  We are honored to work with all of you on this common mission and are very appreciative of your generosity! 

Together, let us in Jesus’ name offer Help, Healing & Hope!

To learn more about the two churches that began the initiative, or our two dioceses, or see how recent news features on RIP Medical Debt, please click on the links below.  

If you wish to join us with your support you may send contributions payable to “Hope Episcopal Church” and designate “Medical Debt” in the memo line and we will forward your gifts to the campaign.  You may contribute here: for our online giving link at Hope Church  – OR – contribute directly on the RIP page.

Watch the launch video for Phase II here:

Church Address: Hope Episcopal Church 2425 Mountain Road, Manheim, PA 17545 

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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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