With the local unemployment rate estimated between 25% and 30%, out-of-work residents are increasingly relying on nonprofit community services. But those same organizations are seeing double-digit declines in revenue.
Consumer spending is way down because of COVID-19. As a result, many businesses in Hawaii are struggling with falling demand for their services and plummeting revenue.
Nonprofits providing essential services in the community are facing a different problem: a surge in demand for their services, but big reductions in the amount of money coming in.