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Lafayette woman honored as Foster Friends Volunteer of the Year

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 19:16:49-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - A Lafayette woman was honored on Thursday as the outstanding volunteer for Foster Friends.

The group surprised Angel Whitaker at her Pilates studio in Lafayette.

Foster Friends of Acadiana says their goal is to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families as well as provide them with unexpected surprises like Christmas or birthday parties.

"It means a lot to me that my hard work is paid off and is recognized," said Whitaker. "I'm very passionate about this, about Foster Friends of Acadiana. It's very close to my heart for many personal reasons."