The world has shut down. Our hope hasn't.
As churches all over our community closed their doors at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Methodists in our community began dreaming of new ways to live into a faith that lives on hope, thrives on justice, and practices resurrection. Begun at Peace UMC, this campaign expanded to include area churches throughout metro Milwaukee to celebrate and honor the hardworking people in our communities that are desperate for new forms of life - in this case, a life free of medical debt.
As of August 2020, we blew our early goals out of the water, having raised nearly $29,000 to contribute to the good work of RIP Medical Debt, which will clear millions of dollars of debt for thousands of people in Southeast Wisconsin and around the state!
Special thanks to our partnering churches and organizations:
Wauwatosa Ave. UMC
1529 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Zao MKE Church
2319 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milaukee WI 53211
Our Lord's UMC
5000 Sunnyslope Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151
Whitefish Bay UMC
819 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Brown Deer UMC
5736 W Brown Deer Road. Brown Deer, WI 53223
And many thanks to our matching donor:
Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation
750 Windsor St # 305, Sun Prairie, WI 53590