LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) – Thanks to donations by the members of Lawton First Assembly Church, more than 1,600 Southwest Oklahoman families will soon receive a life changing letter in the mail. 1.6 million dollars in Medical Debt is in the process of being wiped clean from families living in 13 Southwest Oklahoma counties.
An Oklahoma church gave local families a Christmas present they would never forget.
An Oklahoma church will pay the medical debt of 1,660 state residents. The Lawton First Assembly Church raised $15,000 in donations and partnered with the nonprofit group RIP Medical Debt in order to pay off more than $1.6 million in medical bills.
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Christmas is the season of compassion. During some of the coldest, darkest nights of the year kindness and empathy create especially bright glows. In the coming days, residents of Comanche County and 12 surrounding counties will find warmth in that glow in the form of an unexpected letter.