Another Michigan Church is Paying Off Medical Debts – The Good News
Just sittin' here, waiting for a church in our area to do this...
The Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor traditionally takes their Easter Sunday donations and uses for them for noble causes - everything from Habitat for Humanity to building housing for the previously incarcerated.
This year, after being inspired by John Oliver's segment on RIP Medical Debt, they took the approximately $18K in donations from Easter last year and this year and paid off almost $3 million in medical debt for random people in Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, Ingham, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties.
Let's put that in perspective for a minute - $18K can pay off almost $3 million. Amazing, disturbing, etc. But thank God, literally, for the good this church is doing in its community.