Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young made a donation Wednesday when it was announced he paid off $1 million of medical debt belonging to the most vulnerable residents in Atlanta.
Partnering with a nonprofit called RIP Medical Debt, Young’s money went directly toward paying off the debt of people who are two-times or below the federal poverty line, or those who owed amounts in excess of 5 percent of their gross annual income.
In total, the $10,000 donation cancelled out an average debt of $1,858 for 570 people, while raising awareness of how donations can go far further than their initial figure when it goes towards outstanding debt.
Recipients of the gift learned the information through an envelope, which was delivered to the individuals on Jan. 3rd.
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