The $30,000 raised in December paid $3 million of medical debt through RIP Medical Debt, according to the release. Each dollar given covered $100 worth of medical debt in the northwest Houston area, according to the release.
Notice of the canceled medical debt was sent to families during a time when many are struggling with financial stress due to the coronavirus, according to the release.
"People often must choose between paying medical bills and basics like food, utilities or housing. With many out of work due to COVID-19, the stress of debt can be overwhelming," Stamps said in the release. "Thanks to the generosity of those attending HNW's Christmas Eve services, many families have had their medical debt burden lifted."
During the coronavirus pandemic, Houston Northwest Church holds online services Sundays at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.