Running Total: Southwest Floridians donate $52,009 to erase medical debt

Published: August 7, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
Updated: August 7, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

Many Southwest Florida residents have answered the call to help erase medical debt in our area.

WINK News partnered with not-for-profit charity RIP Medical Debt to address the need in our community. In Southwest Florida alone, medical collections total $747 million.

We bought a million dollars in medical debt for $12,500 and need your help to tackle another million. As of Tuesday, August 7; generous people like you have donated $52,009 to help erase debt.

To read more about this project or watch our stories, click here.