'Our life is in danger': Unemployment hits 34% in Hawaii with no end in sight

'Our life is in danger': Unemployment hits 34% in Hawaii with no end in sight

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Other non-profits are unsure how long they can help. 

Lisa Maruyama, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, said many non-profits barely have enough funding to get through three months without new funds coming in. And if they can't provide services because of stay-at-home orders, some can't get paid. 

She's started to hear about non-profits across the state letting go of employees.

“It’s just a perfect storm," she said. "We don’t have a lot of cash reserves to float employees indefinitely."

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