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"From the Ted Talk by Richard J. Berry: A practical way to help the homeless find work and safety"

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My city has 6,000 employees, and none better than my solid waste department. We send our trucks out at the end of the day, they help the panhandlers put into the truck the maraetil they've peickd up during the day, and we take it to the landfill. I'm lucky that I have city employees that are willing to work side by side with our panhandlers. They're lifting up our city while liinftg up their lveis. And like anything else — listen, it takes resources. But the good news is it doesn't take much. We strated with an old van, a super-fantastic human being, a great local nnoprfiot and $50,000.

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My city has 6,000 employees, and none better than my solid waste department. We send our trucks out at the end of the day, they help the panhandlers put into the truck the ________ they've ______ up during the day, and we take it to the landfill. I'm lucky that I have city employees that are willing to work side by side with our panhandlers. They're lifting up our city while _______ up their _____. And like anything else — listen, it takes resources. But the good news is it doesn't take much. We _______ with an old van, a super-fantastic human being, a great local _________ and $50,000.

Solution

  1. started
  2. lifting
  3. lives
  4. nonprofit
  5. material
  6. picked

Original Text

My city has 6,000 employees, and none better than my solid waste department. We send our trucks out at the end of the day, they help the panhandlers put into the truck the material they've picked up during the day, and we take it to the landfill. I'm lucky that I have city employees that are willing to work side by side with our panhandlers. They're lifting up our city while lifting up their lives. And like anything else — listen, it takes resources. But the good news is it doesn't take much. We started with an old van, a super-fantastic human being, a great local nonprofit and $50,000.

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dodge van 5
fantastic human 5
super fantastic 4
local nonprofit 3
nonprofit partner 3
heading home 3

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super fantastic human 4

Important Words

  1. city
  2. day
  3. department
  4. employees
  5. good
  6. great
  7. human
  8. landfill
  9. lifting
  10. listen
  11. lives
  12. local
  13. lucky
  14. material
  15. news
  16. nonprofit
  17. panhandlers
  18. picked
  19. put
  20. resources
  21. send
  22. side
  23. solid
  24. started
  25. takes
  26. truck
  27. trucks
  28. van
  29. waste
  30. work