（）your step，or you might fall into the water.
A Shelter for the Homeless Last summer I was a volunteer(志愿者)at a shelter for the homeless,a place for homeless people to sleep at night.I wasn't working that summer and was__21__only two classes in summer school,so I had some__22__time.
Three nights a week,I__23__in the kitchen of the shelter along with four other volunteers.We planned and cooked for 45 people hot meals__24__vegetables,chicken,fish and fruit.The homeless people needed this good food because many of them usually didn't eat well.
I__25__this volunteer work,making__26__with the four volunteers in the kitchen.One was a very nice elderly housewife,one a movie actor,another a young teacher,and the other a college student,__27__me.
I talked to a lot of the homeless people at the shelter.Their life stories__28__me with sympathy(同情).Some of them had problems with alcohol(酒精)or drugs while others only had bad__29__.One woman worked for almost 30 years for a small company,and then she lost her job.She looked for a__30__job,but couldn't find one,for she was too__31__.She could do nothing but sell her furniture—sofas,chairs,and tables__32__she could pay for her food.The woman luck on job hunting,but she__33__couldn't find one.She had no money for her__34__and had to sleep in her car.Then she had to sell her car.Alone,afraid and__35__,she finally came to the shelter.
The Red Cross is an international organization which cares for people who are in need of help.A man in Paris hospital who needs blood,a woman in Mexico who was injured in an earthquake,and a family in India that lost their home in a storm may all be aided by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross exists in almost every country around the globe.The world Red Cross organizations are sometimes called the Red Crescent,the Red Mogen David,the Sun,and the Red Lion.All of these agencies share a common goal of trying to help people in need.
The idea of forming an organization to help the sick and wounded during a war started with Jean Henri Dunant.In 1859,he observed how people were suffering on a battle field in Italy.He wanted to help all the wounded people regardless of which side they were fighting for.The most important result of his work was an international treaty called the Geneva Convention.It protects prisoners of way the sick and wounded,and other citizens during a war.
The American Red Cross was set up by Clara Barton in 1881.Today the Red Cross in the United States provides a number of services for the public,such as helping people in need,teaching first aid and providing blood.