Bill Barrett, the morning show host for KKNU New Country 93.3 FM will be on the air for 12 hours to help raise donations, and recruit volunteers for A Family For Every Child.
His wife, Christy, started the nonprofit in 2006, to help find permanent homes for foster kids. Barrett says he had a variety of guests on the show to help highlight the program.
“We’re about to talk to a woman who was in foster care for 20 years, doesn’t really know the experience of having a mom and a dad yet she has adopted and fostered up to a dozen kids,” Barrett said.
There are 1,100-1,200 children in foster care in Lane County and 12,000 in the state of Oregon.