A former sheriff of Greene County is in need after suffering a massive stroke.

On Sunday, community members rallied together to support his family and to raise funds to help pay for his medical expenses. Former Greene County Sheriff, Scott Haas suffered a massive stroke in 2016.

“It was overwhelming I mean you had to make sure that dad had a way to get in and out of the house,” said Jennifer Jones, Haas' daughter.

Since then, he's been in and out of rehabilitation to help him get back what he lost.

“That independence is crucial, especially to somebody who was so full of life and going all the time. This has been a little bit hard for him so hopefully, he'll get that back,” said Shannan Rehpelz, Haas' daughter.

Members of the Greene County community are getting behind Haas and his family.

“It means a lot to our dad when he sees the messages, and he hears from people it helps him and motivates him to continue working really hard to his recovering,” said Jones.

“It’s just a way to pay him back and he was in law enforcement and he's one of our brothers so we want to try to help him out also,” said Sheriff Steve Smith, Greene County Sheriff's Office.

To help raise money for Haas' treatment, the sheriff's office, along with the Stanardsville United Methodist Church hosted a benefit concert.

“We're just overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, we love our community where we're from, and it's so nice to see people give their time and their support to our dad,” said Rehpelz.

Proceeds from the concert will go toward Haas' medical expenses while he's recovering at a special facility in Georgia.

“We want him to stand that's his goal, he wants to be able to stand and kind of get some of that independence back,” said Rehpelz.

But for now, the community of Greene County is backing Haas and his family, hoping he'll return soon.

“He's a brother in law enforcement and but as well as any citizen that needs help you know the community, this community always seems to come around and support those that are in need,” said Sheriff Smith.

Haas' family hopes he will be able to stand again and return home to Greene County within the following weeks.

If you're interested in donating to the cause, you can reach out to the Greene County's Sheriff's Office or the Stanardsville United Methodist Church.