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"Ordinary Angels" Unites Forces with RIP Medical Debt, Donate Life America, and The Salvation Army USA to Pay it Forward


"Ordinary Angels" Now In Theaters Nationwide
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the theatrical release of Kingdom Story Company's and Lionsgate's ORDINARY ANGELS, a film showcasing the power of one person's determination to help a family in need, RIP Medical Debt, Donate Life America, and The Salvation Army USA join forces to pay it forward, as the film inspires audiences nationwide.

ORDINARY ANGELS stars Academy Award® Winner Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson (Reacher) and is directed by Jon Gunn. Moviegoers can learn more about tickets and showtimes here.

"I was drawn to this beautiful true story because it's such a powerful reminder that angels reside everywhere among us. And that faith, hope, grit, and positivity are all powerful fuel for miracles," said Hilary Swank. "It's also a story about the power of organ donation?something incredibly near and dear to my heart. I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this story and message."

Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

National nonprofit RIP Medical Debt is partnering with ORDINARY ANGELS in its goal to erase $10,000,000 in un-payable medical debt in the United States for some of the over 100 million Americans who struggle with medical debt. In this special co-branded campaign inspired by the film's powerful true story, every $1 donated to the nonprofit (campaign hyperlinked above) eliminates approximately $100 in medical debt. To date, RIP Medical Debt's campaign with ORDINARY ANGELS has raised enough money to erase over $2.5 million in medical debt. Moviegoers are invited to be part of the movement of ORDINARY ANGELS, contributing to a cause beyond entertainment. Learn more about RIP Medical Debt's model and debt relief here.

In keeping with the story of a girl awaiting a lifesaving liver transplant, the film has also aligned with Donate Life America?a nonprofit organization working to increase the number of lifesaving transplants available to heal and save lives.

"It's rare to see a film portray this experience in such an honest way," says Hilary Kleine from Donate Life America. "We hope the ORDINARY ANGELS message of generosity and community inspires people to register their decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor and helps save and heal more lives."

The Salvation Army USA has also partnered with the film to amplify its reach. The Salvation Army's commitment to spiritual, physical, and emotional care in every community across the country aligns seamlessly with the film's core message of everyday miracles and the extraordinary impact of ordinary individuals.

"We are delighted to partner with Ordinary Angels, a film that captures the heart and soul of The Salvation Army," said Colonel James Betts, National Chief Secretary. "Through the generosity and selflessness of our volunteers and donors, we've been able to touch the lives of nearly 24 million people nationwide, offering help and hope when and where it's needed most."

Join the extraordinary opportunity to pay it forward beyond the big screen through RIP Medical Debt, Donate Life America, and The Salvation Army USA, celebrating the power of hope, community, and the potential for everyday miracles together.

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KINGDOM STORY COMPANY

Kingdom Story Company is the premier destination for making films that ignite a "rush of hope." In partnership with Lionsgate, Kingdom Story Company prioritizes faith, inspiration, and positive impact in storytelling. Our films include titles such as JESUS REVOLUTION, AMERICAN UNDERDOG, and I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, with ORDINARY ANGELS, UNSUNG HERO, WHITE BIRD, and THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER releasing in 2024, and THE UNBREAKABLE BOY releasing in 2025. For more information about Kingdom Story Company and our latest projects, please visit www.KingdomStoryCompany.com.

LIONSGATE

Lionsgate encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company's film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a more than 20,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Donate Life America

Donate Life America (DLA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives. DLA owns, manages and promotes Donate Life?, the national logo and brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; owns and manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org, and the National Donate Life Living Donor Registry; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation. www.donatelife.net

RIP Medical Debt

RIP Medical Debt (RIP) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2014 by former debt collectors. To date RIP has acquired ? and abolished ? over $10 billion of burdensome medical debt, helping over 7 million families and addressing a major social determinant of health. RIP purchases debts for a fraction of their face value in bundled portfolios and partners with individuals, faith-based organizations, government, foundations and corporations to empower donors by converting every dollar contributed into $100 of medical debt relief on average. RIP partners with hospitals, health systems and physician groups to acquire medical debt for abolishment. RIP rose to national prominence on an episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver in which RIP facilitated the abolishment of $15M in medical debt. To learn more, visit: www.ripmedicaldebt.org

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army helped nearly 24 million people in 2023 overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food, shelter, eviction prevention assistance, emergency disaster relief, rehabilitation, after-school and summer youth programs, spiritual enrichment, and more The Salvation Army is doing the most good at nearly 7,000 centers of operation around the country. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on X @SalvationArmyUS.

SOURCE Kingdom Story Company


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