Answering the Call: After completing Team Leadership Training held this week in Charleston, Franklin County became an official local affiliate of The CALL in Arkansas. We are the 30th county in Arkansas to form an affiliate. Each year, over 7000 children spend time in foster care in Arkansas. We are experiencing a crisis shortage of homes to take these children. In a unique partnership with DCFS, The CALL works to recruit, train and support Christian families to foster or adopt children from Arkansas foster care. Those pictured from the local team include Damon McKenzie, Christian Taggart, Dale Berry, Cody Sosebee, Sandy Taggart, Dana Baker, Amy Keener, Shayne Baker and Shannon McChristian, along with Lauri Currier, Executive Director of The CALL, Michelle Douglas, Program Director, and Niki Zimmerman, all representatives from the Little Rock office. Please watch for upcoming informational meetings and events to be held locally in support of these waiting children! For more information on how to get involved, go to and choose Franklin County or contact any of the individuals listed above.