LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Donations continue to pour in for the First Lt. Doug Fournet Memorial. The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana received two donations Tuesday night.
The first donation was from the the local Marine Corp League Detachment 535 and U.S. Army Special Forces Motorcycle Riders in the amount of $8,500.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury also donated $22,000, which the City of Lake Charles plans to match.
"I know that $22,000 is a lot of money. That is why I asked a lot of constituents about their thought on donating that kind of money and everyone we talked to was in support of being involved. We think it's going to be a great addition to the Lakefront and are glad to be a part of it," said Nic Hunter, Calcasieu Parish Police Juror Dist. 5.
Fournet was a Lake Charles native who received the medal of honor after giving his life while serving in Vietnam.
Once complete the statue will be placed on the lakefront near Veterans Memorial Park.
At last count the fund to build and maintain the memorial was 153-thousand dollars.