Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young partnered with a medical debt erasure agency to relieve over $1 million in medical debts for hundreds of Atlanta residents who cannot pay them.
Through his organization, the Trae Young Foundation, Young donated $10,000 to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the United States, according to a news release. The charitable act will help erase $1,059,186.39 in medical debt for 570 people, according to the news release.
The average debt abolished is $1,858.
“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms,” Young said in a statement. “Giving back to this community is extremely important to me. I hope these families can find a bit of relief knowing that their bills have been taken care of as we enter the New Year.”
Those benefiting from relief will receive a branded, RIP Medical Debt yellow envelope.
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