Underwriting & Sponsorship

Businesses may contact Darby Drukker (ddrukker@ripmedicaldebt.org) for information on underwriting this campaign.

Spotlight: Billy Mullins

Veteran Billy Mullins of Richmond, VA served in the US Army from November 1970 to February 1976 and reached the rank of Sergeant. He will be joining COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs on the 2nd Annual "RIPRIDE4Vets" this June, 2019.  He is doing the ride with Mikel to show his support for disabled veterans and their families that have incurred healthcare debt that they should not be burden with.  Join Mike and Billy anywhere along the routes to share some road time with them and please have your friends and businesses donate to or become sponosrs of this historic 14-day, 7,727 mile ride to support our veterans.  

Billy is also starting a 501c3 non-profit organization in Virginia to put disabled veterans in housing that meets their particular needs. Our veterans' disabilities are not one size fits all. If you're interested in learning more about who we are and what we are doing, please stay tuned for the launch of Billy's website. It is due to go live in a couple of weeks and will be announced on Rallypoint. 

Mikel's Campaign Video

RIP Ride for Vets Overview

My name is Col. (retired) Mikel Burroughs and I'm taking on a 14-day, 7,727 mile continential motorcycle ride (2nd Annual - RIPRIDE4 Vets)  from Denver, Colorado to through Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, back into California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and back to Denver, CO to abolish medical debt for our nation's service men and women. 

Each year, veterans are left on the hook for billions of dollars of medical debt, particularly for emergency care outside of the VA system. 

RIP Medical Debt can purchase and abolish medical debt specifically for veterans in a random way. Each dollar donated abolishes roughly $100 of medical debt! 

There are a couple of ways you can help me take this on! 

1. You can donate right here, right now. All funds contributed through this campaign site are restricted to abolishing veteran debt nationwide.

2. Register as a sponsor for the RIPRIDE4Vets and abolish debt as co-sponsor along with COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs ride!  Click and register today as a Broze, Silver, Platinum, or Gold sponsor and help Mikel abolish millions of veterans debt here in 2019. 

3. Register for your own sub-campaign and ride with me! Click on the register link below and get your own campaign page to share with your network. We can even meet up on the road and ride together for a while. Can't ride with me? No problem, you can still raise money for Vet Debt by registering here and sharing the campaign with your contacts, friends, and family.

My goal is to raise over $50,000. If I reach that goal, together we will be able to wipe out $5 million in medical debt for veterans. That's an excellent return-on-investment.

(Important: RIP Medical Debt cannot abolish debt by individual request. We all have loved ones we'd like to abolish debt for, but RIP cannot operate that way. They purchase large portfolios of debt and abolish it at once without control over the individuals whose names show up in the available portfolio – other than qualifying them as members or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.) 

RIP Medical Debt's Federal Tax ID: 47-1442997

Disclaimer: In the event that a campaign is unable to meet RIP Medical Debt's local campaign contribution goal, all funds will be designated to wherever they are needed most.

Recent Activity

Day 3 - RIPRIDE4Vets 2nd Annual Ride is in the books!

We're back on track at 11:22 PM in Spokane, WA. Eventful and jammed packed day.

Started out at Bear Tooth Harley-Davidson where I dropped $441.00 for a new rear tire that took 2 hours to install (as you can see by the picture (s) of me with the Big Bear out front of the dealership as boredom was setting in while we waited.

Finally got on the Road at 12:00 PM Noon and we drove 581 miles directly to J&T Bunker Bar and Grill to meet Victory for Veteran Foundation Board Member Cindy Crow and her significant other Larry, along with CAPT Kevin Ball, PE, and SGT Billy Mullins (Main Photo).

As you can see SGT Billy Mullins and I were ready to go early this morning (2nd Picture) but had to get the tire repaired. We're back on schedule now and Salem, OR with a stop in Lacey, WA is next on the agenda. We have about 4 hrs and 291 miles to cover to have lunch with SGT Jennifer Rixe, then head straight south to Salem, OR to meet SPC Douglas Bolton and his wife Charlotte and CPL Dave Hoover and his wife Sherry. That will be 6 hours, 425 miles - another long day.

Let's keep sharing the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RIPRIDE4Vets2/ and the Donation Site:  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rrfv2/

We've still got a lot of veteran debt to abolish everyone. Thanks to all the current donors.

RIPRIDE4Vets Update Day 7 and the Beginning of Day 8

SGT Billy Mullins and I will be heading down to Sane Diego this morning to have breakfast with PO2 Christina "Jian" Phillips and Maurice Wilson from the REBOOT program at Mimi's Cafe at 0800 hours this morning and then we ride off to Phoenix, AZ for the evening. Day 7 was a great day of travel from Las Vegas, NV to California. We got in so late in the morning at Las Vegas, NV we had to shoot a video early in the morning with Steve Durgin. Had the opportunity to meet Capt Dwayne Conyers in person in Inglewood, CA at around noon and my daughter Lauren and here boyfriend at the same location since they were traveling up around LAX; then we rode down to Rancho Santa Margarita, CA to meet and have a late lunch to Capt Jack Durish and CSM Charles Hayden, and then finally we ended the evening with a great meal and company down in Vista, CA with David ad Deborah Shepard, Sally Thomas, and Michael and Susan Piraino all great supporters of the mission to abolish healthcare debt for veterans. Are donations aren't were they should be right yet, but we'll keep plugging away. Keep sharing the Facebook Page and donation page everyone.

Video with Steve Durgin on Day 7


We'll be posting updates each evening, along with videos, and pictures of each day on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RIPRIDE4Vets2/ 

Please visit our donation page and make your donation to help us meet our goal: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rrfv2/ 

Thanks for all your support, COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs


Day 13 comes to end in Salina, KS. Please continue to share the donation link and Facebook Page below. Thanks for all the support everyone who made a donation - you all rock! Message from SGT Billy Mullins and myself as we close down the "RIPRIDE4Vets" 2nd Annual Ride over 7,000 plus miles. We're working to raise $50,000 to abolish $5Million in Healthcare Debt for our Veterans. "I need your help in raising that $50,000".

Will you help me & my RIPRIDE4VETS team? Check out our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/RIPRIDE4Vets2/ for updates each evening, including short videos, & photos!

Please visit our donation page and donate to help us meet our goal: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rrfv2/

Thank you for all your support!

-COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs





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Day 4 RIPRIDE4Vets in Lacey, Oregon

Day 4 RIPRIDE4Vets in Lacey, Oregon and interview with Veteran SGT Ellen Jennifertoday as we continue to RIDE across the northwest to raise $50,000 to abolish over $5 Million in Veteran Healthcare Debt for our Veterans and their Families.

One small correction on the video - we've rode over 1,700 miles so far out of the 7,725 miles through Day 4 - many more miles to cover over the next (10) days.

Here is the Facebook Page to follow us:


Here is the Donation site: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rrfv2/

$100 can abolish $10,000 in Veteran Debt!

Donate today!

Thanks for your support COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs