Be a WINK Hero for Hope. Together let’s make a dent in medical debt and help those in need.
Just 39% of Americans say they have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency room visit or car repair, according to a recent study by Bankrate. And for many, a medical emergency adds up to much more than $1,000. In fact, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports one in five U.S. residents have delinquent medical debt on their credit report.
In Southwest Florida alone, medical collections total $747 million.
That’s why WINK News is teaming up with RIP Medical Debt, a not-for-profit charity. We want to erase millions of dollars in medical debt and give hope to those who need it the most. RIP helped WINK News buy a million dollars in medical debt for $12,500. Your donation will go toward paying off additional debt, specifically here in Southwest Florida. Again, WINK News will not get any money from your donation.
So now’s your chance to be a WINK Hero for Hope and help a neighbor erase their debt. Just $10 will forgive $1,000 dollars in debt.
Watch our stories, then click Make a Donation below to make a contribution to the fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation: