I rarely post online reviews/comments but because the work and cause to end and prevent domestic violence is one that is so important, I wanted to leave this note. Initially, I came across this organization because they assisted and supported someone I personally know. The programs they have, including Men of Code is something real and tangible. Working with athletes to help build them not only physically but as strong exemplary members of the community is something I fully support. Becky and her team actively help survivors of violence through every step of what is often a long process. I have never heard of her ever turning away anyone. Keep up the good work.
I've been donating to Becky's Fund for a few years now after I'd met the founder, Becky Lee. Seeing how passioniate she was about this great charity inspired me to get involved. They seem to be constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to raise awareness and help to end domestic violence. I will continue to support this great organization!
Like far too many others, my childhood family was marred by domestic violence. Frankly, until I met Becky I was satisfied just to avoid having it recur in my adult family. Meeting Becky, watching her dedication, hard work and learning from the experiences she shared from the many women she has helped changed all that. I now know, for example, that as deadly as it sometimes is, physical abuse may be the least painful occurrence. The psychological and emotional damage done to the "person" of the victim and to the children is devastating because, more often than not, it goes unrecognized and/or untreated for a lifetime. Becky helped me see that in my own life. One word is more appropriate that any other when it comes to Becky's Fund- GIVE!
As a long time Washington D.C. resident and professional, many worthy organizations approach me and fellow DC-ites to contribute time, funds and general support for their particular cause. Becky's Fund was brought to my attention after first starting its aggressive campaign against the violence against women problem our country has, and I have been a supporter since as a donor, volunteer, and informal advisor to Ms. Lee. What's important here is that Ms. Lee is a hands on leader who tackles this sensitive issue head on. She has assisted women I know in DC with their issues in this regard, helping them work out their own personally painful experiences. However, and more important, she is working as a professional and attorney to eliminate the cause of the problem - a lack of education among young men and women regarding violence and unacceptable behavior. I will continue to support Beckys Fund in its fight. And while I am a father of two girls, so I am biased about the importance of this issue, it is an issue that affects all of us in some way, and it must be addressed by compassionate and informed professionals like Ms. Lee.