Alabama Church to Pay Off $7.5 Million in Medical Debt for Families This Holiday Season

It’s a season of giving and a church in Alabama says it’s giving some families the “debt-free” gift, WBMA reports

According to online data, the average person spends about $10,000 a year on healthcare and 26% of those people say they have problems paying those bills.

During his college years, Alesis Turner was one of those people.

“It was a challenge for us and eventually was something we were able to grow out of and pay off,” Turner said.

However, many people never can.

“They go to the hospital and often times it’s interfering with work so you can’t even earn the money to pay off the bills,” Turner said.

That’s where St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Birmingham is stepping in.

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