For those who don't know, this is how East Montgomery County takes care of its own!
I'm Jamie, with Judge Metts' office and I'm setting up this page at his request.
Mr. Sherry Lilley is an elderly disabled veteran on a fixed income who lives in Splendora. He has health issues and has required transport by ambulance several times, but the bridge part of his driveway is rotting and falling apart, which prevented the ambulance from reaching his house, Firefighters have used ATV's to reach Mr. Lilley and help him to the ambulance.
He tried to fix the problem himself by paying someone nearly $6,000 to repair his driveway, but they took his money and never did the work.
Rachel, with East Montgomery County Fire Department, contacted Scott Engle of Montgomery County Police Reporter about the problem. Mr. Engle contacted Judge James Metts, and he and Constable Rowdy Hayden began securing supplies and commitments from local businesses, including Charlie Hairgrove (crushed concrete), Ty Trout Construction, Jamie Metts (Metts Co.), and Wade Willis to repair the driveway and bridge, at no cost to Mr. Lilley.
Although Judge Metts, Constable Hayden and the others are covering the cost of the driveway and bridge, many others wanted to help Mr. Lilley who fought for his country and now struggles to make ends meet. This page is to raise the money to reimburse Mr. Lilley for the $5,900 that was taken from him by a dishonest contractor who never made the repairs and left Mr. Lilley's home dangerously difficult for emergency crews to access.
Judge Metts and Constable Hayden ask those who'd like to help Mr. Lilley to contribute whatever they can afford, and for those who can't afford to donate funds to please pray for Mr. Lilley and for this project to go well (a few days with no rain would help too!)
We'll be updating progress on the driveway and this fund here and through Facebook. Let's show everyone why East Montgomery County, Texas is a great place to live!
Thanks for your help!
- Christine Riggle
- Robert Gebert
Organizer and beneficiary
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