IOWA Campaign

Help Abolish Medical Debt Today

Every dollar you donate forgives $100 in Medical Debt

More than 100 million U.S. adults struggle with healthcare debt. There is more than $195 billion owed nationwide burden.  Undue Medical Debt has access to about $16 million worth of medical debt within the state of Iowa. 

Grace Lutheran Church, Des Moines, is partnering with other congregations of the ELCA to bring relief to Iowa families who are burdened by medical debt.  We will match all donations up to $12,000.  We are partnering with Undue Medical Debt, a non-profit that buys medical debt in bulk for super cheap, to help us. Once we reach our goal of matching $12,000, over approximately $2 million in medical debt will be eliminated, relieving many Iowans of this crushing burden. The IOWA campaign will be active from April 1st to May 31st

How can I help?

Please consider contributing to the campaign.  This can be done as individuals or as congregations.  Every $10 donated, along with the match, will relieve approximately $2,000.   

Together, we can make a lasting impact for Iowans struggling with medical debt.

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