State Senator Fred Mills and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle stayed ‘up in the air’ on Friday to raise money for Louisiana's Family Forum's Adoption campaign and surpassed their goal of $10,000.

The two men were perched in what was, basically, a "cherry-picker" next to a billboard on Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette from 5am until almost 8pm, when severe weather forced them to come down for their safety.

 

 

 

Mills told KPEL's Bernie and Ken,

There are over 100,000 children in Foster Care in the United States. There are nearly 500 children ready for adoption in Louisiana alone. The Family Forum’s goal is to place 100 of these foster children into loving, adoptive homes.

Angelle said,

I’m pleased to team up with Family Forum in raising awareness for adoption. It’s a great chance for the pro-life community to express their support for adoption.

By the time they descended, they had raised $12,500. Donations are still being accepted at CajuNation.org or by calling 1-800-606-6470. You can also text the word Cajun to 99000.