This afternoon, I had the great, great pleasure of participating in a fundraiser for VIBS, a Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center on Long Island. The women I met today were hard-working, inspiring, and woefully underfunded. The lunch took place hours after this happened, (major major trigger warning for that link) which makes VIBS seem all the more vital. If you are interested in helping families through violence, VIBS offers counseling totally free of charge, but they need help keeping the hours their clients need. Please consider making a donation to this very, very worthy organization.