Project Empathy, a project of the churches in the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, Presbyterian Church USA , has completed its goal of raising money to eliminate medical debt in the Black Belt.
The Presbytery, in partnership with RIP Medical Debt, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit (website: ripmedicaldebt.org), set a goal to raise $50,000 to eliminate $5 million of debt in ten counties in the Black Belt. In fact, we raised a total of $96,859.98! This was completed by March, 2021. However, much of the medical debt in the Black Belt became unavailable for purchase. RIP Medical Debt worked to find more debt in the original ten counties and … read more.