In times of chaos, change and uncertainty, unsung heroes work quietly to improve our society one step at a time.
1. in times of 在……的時候；在……期間
2. an unsung hero/heroine 無名英雄/女英雄
3. one step at a time 一步步，按部就班*
*one step at a time: https://bit.ly/2ZPzq3o
Chao Wen-chang wears a bamboo hat and stoops over to sweep metal scraps. He’s sweating, but continues working hard. Chao’s job is difficult and his earnings slim, but he’s committed to giving away most his salary.
4. stoop over 俯身，彎腰
5. metal scraps 鐵屑
6. Heroes of Philanthropy 行善英雄榜
7. slim 非常小的 (這裡指收入很少)
8. be committed to 致力於、投入(時間、金錢)
Always being the last one to pay his tuition fees in his elementary school, Chao has devoted himself to helping children in need. In 1979 he submitted his first donation in the name of his father, Chao Shi-hsuan. He has continuously donated 75% of his income to charity for the past 30 years. What’s more commendable is his wife and children’s supporting attitude toward his donations. They have devoted themselves to public services, and they live a simple and humble lifestyle. Chao, the small and thin man with strong principles, instructs his family to donate nearly every bit of his income to the public. “I keep a fourth and donate three-fourths. In the 80’s when my children were small, I didn’t donate as much. Now I can donate more. My children have grown and earn their own money,” Chao said.
9. tuition fees 學費
10. in need (金錢或食物) 缺乏，短缺
11. in someone’ name 以…之名
12. the sum of sth 全部數額 (這裡指金額)
13. commendable 值得讚揚的；值得推崇的
14. devote oneself to 獻身於
15. public service 公共服務
16. lead a…lifestyle 過…的生活
Small sums over the years have added up to major contributions. Over three decades Chao has donated NT$4 million to charity. Moved by Chao’s generosity, The mayor of Taichung sent a letter recommending him to Forbes. The U.S. magazine concurred, including Chao as one of the four Taiwanese it chose for its list of 48 Heroes of Philanthropy from the Asia and Australia region in 2012.
18. small sums 一點一滴
19. over the years 這些年來
20. add up to sth 總共是；合計為
21. generosity 慷慨，大方
22. be moved by 為..所打動
23. recommend to 推薦
24. concur (v.) 同意，贊成；意見一致
25. philanthropy 仁慈；慈善；慈善行為；慈善事業
Thank you, Mr. Chao Wen-chang! We salute you!
Humans of Taipei: https://bit.ly/2S2Avjz
New Humans of Australia: https://bit.ly/2zc1xPm