$6.5 Million Debt Abolished!

On Sunday, January 28, a list of 2,973 debts was symbolically burned during our worship service, representing $6,560,412 in crushing medical debt owed by poor families in Wake County, NC. Our Christmas campaign for the Debt Jubilee Project planned to raise $20,000 over six weeks — but ended up raising $43,169! We partnered with Raleigh Moravian Church, The Table Moravian Church, Fries Memorial Moravian Church, and the Men’s Fellowship of Ardmore United Methodist Church. Many individual donors from all over the state helped push us over the 200% mark. We were aided by a surprise front-page column by Scott Sexton, Aiming High At A Pile of Debt on Dec 31.

Th Debt Jubilee Project has purchased all the available medical debt in Forsyth and surrounding Piedmont counties. In an investigative article, NC Medical News recently revealed that Atrium and Novant, the major health systems in our area, have decided to no longer sell medical debt. We will be working to change this policy so that we can continue to help poor families in our area.

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