With the recent economy, however, some families are unable to pay even 10%. Because Maple City’s mission is to foster a healthy community, the staff and board decided that building the community is worth more than money.
Now, patients who cannot afford to pay money can pay for their health care by volunteering for community organizations. A variety of organizations have agreed to use Maple City’s volunteers. Some of the organizations include LaCasa, Chamberlain School, Habitat for Humanity, and The Window.
'This is not charity,' James Nelson Gingerich, Maple City’s Executive Director, explains. 'People in the More Than Money program are helping us accomplish our mission, which is to foster a healthy community.'"