Benefit Concert to Help Retired Greene County Sheriff
GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Members of the Greene County community are gathering to throw a benefit concert for retired Sheriff Scott Haas.
Haas suffered a stroke in 2016 and is receiving intensive outpatient therapy at a rehabilitation center in Georgia for the next month.
Haas and his family looked into free care facilities for housing, but none were available. That means the family will have to pay for all housing and meals while in Georgia. The family also has to rent a handicap accessible van for transporting Haas.
That's why community members decided to host a concert Sunday, April 7. The event is set to feature performances by the Deanes, the Churchmen and Tommy Wood.
Friends and family hope this outpatient therapy will give Haas more mobility and allow him to take care of himself on his own.
"He gave a lot of his life to community service for 30 some years, so we're just trying to help him out. He meant a lot to the community when he was working here, and very kind, generous man so we just want to try to help him out," said Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith.
The concert is set to get underway at 3 p.m. Sunday at William Monroe High School’s auditorium. Attendees are asked to donate what they can to help the Haas family.