New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has partnered with RIP Medical Debt and has made a donation that will wipe out $2.3 million in medical debt for economically challenged families in the greater New Orleans area.
Thomas will relieve the past due debts for 1,025 New Orleans area residents who cannot afford payment, according to the team. The company’s mission statement says it is “dedicated to removing the burden of medical debt for individuals and families and veterans across America.”
“I’m honored to support my community in this way and make an impact in the city that’s been so welcoming to me from the minute I came here,” Thomas said in a statement . “I hope these families receive a little relief in knowing their medical bills have been taken care of during these very difficult times in our country.”
RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit that buys and forgives medical debt across America.
Thomas’ latest good deed is among several initiatives he has engaged in during his Saints career and his second major one amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Thomas partnered with Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves to donate over 3,000 Raising Cane’s meals for local Ochsner Health Systems employees.
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