Legal Services of Greater Miami executive director Monica Vigues-Pitan wants the community to know the nonprofit is still open for business, especially as unemployment claims soar across the state.

The group is often in the background, supporting South Florida communities in the aftermath of hurricanes. Now, it is working through the coronavirus pandemic, as statewide the weekly unemployment claims in Florida on Saturday reached 222,054, a sharp increase from the week of March 21, which had 74,313 claims, and the previous week’s 6,463.

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