Northwest Florida Women Helping Florida Families - RIP Medical Debt

Help Abolish Medical Debt Today

Every dollar you donate forgives $100 in Medical Debt

$6,022.43
raised of $5,000 goal
120%
Campaign Created ByWalton County Democratic Women

The Walton County Democratic Women are focused on issues that impact our fellow citizens. Each year, we dedicate 10% percent of our budget to charitable events and to organizations that need our assistance. In past years, we have funded books for both school and public libraries, provided food for our first responders as they faced the dangers of Covid, donated cash and volunteer hours to our local free clinic and aided numerous organizations that work with our local children who are facing difficult situations.  This year we have chosen a very ambitious project to work on the problem of medical debt in our area through RIP Medical Debt. 

In recent years, medical costs have doubled, insurance copays and deductibles have spiked, and bankruptcy rates have quadrupled, creating an avalanche of destructive medical debt. More than 60% of bankruptcies in America have medical debt as a root cause. 

Every dollar you give eliminates $100 in medical debt for people in deep need. It is our goal to raise $5,000 to alleviate $500,000 in medical debt for eligible individuals in Northwest Florida.

We would welcome and appreciate your joining us in this effort to dramatically improve the lives of our fellow Floridians. 

If you’d like to donate to this campaign via check, you can send donations to the following address. Please indicate that the check is for the Walton Women Helping Florida Families Campaign:

RIP Medical Debt

28-07 Jackson Ave 5th Fl

Long Island City, NY 11101

Image credit: The Gulf of Mexico at Blue Mountain Beach, Walton County, Florida. Photo by Rebecca Baker. 

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$6,022.43
raised of $5,000 goal
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  • Recent Donations
  • Donor Avatar
    Serena R. just donated $51.49
  • Donor Avatar
    Democratic Women's Club Walton C. just donated $254
  • Donor Avatar
    Anonymous just donated $2,564.31
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    Carolynn Z. just donated $102.77
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    Carl And JoAnn C. just donated $256.62
    Thanks to Mary and Beverly for taking on this project
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    Thomas D. just donated $25.85
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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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