Hawks star Trae Young wiped out $1 million in medical debt for people in Atlanta with a $10,000 donation

Business Insider | 1/9/2020 | Kelly McLaughlin
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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young donated $10,000 to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that helps people pay off their medical bills.

His donation helped 570 people in the Atlanta area and paid off $1,059,186.39 in medical debt.

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RIP Medical Debt buys debt portfolios on a secondary market from healthcare providers.

The organization said every $1 donated helps pay off about $100 worth of debt.

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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young wiped out $1 million in medical debt for residents in his team's city with a $10,000 donation to RIP Medical Debt.

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This is the second year that 21-year-old Young has donated to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that helps people pay debt from medical providers by buying debt portfolios on a secondary market for pennies on the dollar.

Young donated the $10,000 through his organization, The Trae Young Foundation, which offers programs on mental health and bullying.

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"The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms," Young said in a statement to WSBTV. "Giving back to this community is extremely important to me. I hope these families can find a bit of relief knowing that their bills have been taken care of as we enter the New Year."

Young's donation was able to wipe out debt for 570 people in the Atlanta area, at a total of $1,059,186.39.

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