How shall we compare the kin-dom of God? It is like a mustard seed… the smallest of all the seeds on earth… when sown, it rises up and becomes the greatest of all vegetables. (Mark 4:30-32, trans. Amy-Jill Levine)

Imagine if we could activate enough mustard-seed-size efforts to transform the quality of life for our neighbors and other hardworking families in our area!

As Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, Ohio, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2024, we invite your help as we reach outside our sanctuary walls to assist our neighbors in Wayne and adjacent counties. As disciples of Jesus, we believe in the promise of the mustard seed parable. Small actions, especially when caringly cultivated, can produce yields of amazing size. Imagine living in a community where every person profoundly experiences the life-transforming power of God’s kin-dom: the strengthening of the fabric of the community as resources shared bless both the giver and the receiver! May this vision inspire your consideration and contribution to help erase the medical debt of those in our county and nearby.

  • Every day 1 in 2 Americans choose between paying medical bills and covering basic needs.
  • Nearly 50% of U.S. adults delayed or skipped medical care due to the high cost.
  • 50% of U.S. adults would not be able to afford an unexpected $500 bill.
  • 2/3 of bankruptcies cite medical debt as a leading cause.

Please learn more about the Undue Medical Debt initiative below. Eligible medical debt within Wayne County and its surrounding communities can be greatly reduced or eliminated with your caring contribution. 

Here is how it works:

  • When a contribution is made, Undue uses data analytics to pinpoint the debt of those most in need: households that earn less than 4 times the federal poverty level (varies by county and family size) or whose debts are 5% or more of annual income.
  • Undue buys medical debt at a steep discount. Undue buys debt in bundles, millions of dollars at a time at a fraction of the original cost. This means your donation of $100 can relieve $10,000 in medical debt.
  • Your contribution can wipe out medical debt. Recipients have no tax consequences or penalties to consider. Just like that, they are free of medical debt!
  • Undue will prioritize the funds first in Wayne County, then in Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Stark, and Summit Counties in Ohio.

Your generosity is a lifeline to someone facing a myriad of challenges brought on by medical debt. Your contribution helps one’s “neighbor” in the true sense of the word “neighbor” as taught by Jesus of Nazareth.