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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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So we had that cumiontmy trust, but we had to have a little bit more of an hoesnt conversation also as a community, because we had to get people to understand that when they hand those five dollars out the window, they might actually be minimizing their opportunity to help the person in need, and here's why: that five drlloas might go to buying some fast food today — a lot of times it goes to bunyig drugs and aholocl. That same five dollars, if you gave it to one of our shelters, could feed seven people today. And if you gave it to one of our local food banks or food pantries, we could actually feed 20 plepoe with that money.

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So we had that _________ trust, but we had to have a little bit more of an ______ conversation also as a community, because we had to get people to understand that when they hand those five dollars out the window, they might actually be minimizing their opportunity to help the person in need, and here's why: that five _______ might go to buying some fast food today — a lot of times it goes to ______ drugs and _______. That same five dollars, if you gave it to one of our shelters, could feed seven people today. And if you gave it to one of our local food banks or food pantries, we could actually feed 20 ______ with that money.

Solution

  1. alcohol
  2. people
  3. buying
  4. dollars
  5. community
  6. honest

Original Text

So we had that community trust, but we had to have a little bit more of an honest conversation also as a community, because we had to get people to understand that when they hand those five dollars out the window, they might actually be minimizing their opportunity to help the person in need, and here's why: that five dollars might go to buying some fast food today — a lot of times it goes to buying drugs and alcohol. That same five dollars, if you gave it to one of our shelters, could feed seven people today. And if you gave it to one of our local food banks or food pantries, we could actually feed 20 people with that money.

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Important Words

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