Atlanta Hawks’ Young cancels $1M in medical debt for locals

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Trae Young donated money to an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the United States.

ATLANTA (AP) – The holiday season is over but Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young still had some charity gift-giving in mind, wiping out medical debt for hundreds of the city’s residents.

News outlets report the 21-year-old star donated $10,000 to a medical debt erasure agency which relieved over $1 million in debt for hundreds of Atlanta residents.

A news release says Young donated the money through the Trae Young Foundation to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the United States. The average amount of dissolved debt is $1,858 for 570 random people.

Young says the city of Atlanta welcomed him with open arms and he wanted the New Year to start off right for a few families.