LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff 's Office and a nonprofit organization plan to work together on repairs to a Disabled American Veterans facility in Lake Charles.

DAV spokesman Dave Sensat tells The American Press the 60-year-old building on U.S. Highway 190 has a caved-in roof, slanted walls and mildewed carpet because of years of rain leaks.

He says the conditions create an unsafe environment for veterans using the former church building.

The group Rebuilding Together Calcasieu and the Sheriff's Office will donate labor to either fix the building or construct a new one.

Sensat says the organization is seeking funding for the work. He says there is no estimate of the repair or replacement cost.

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