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Rolling Rock Ranch Donation to Benefit Veteran Members at Michigan Veteran Homes

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids (MVHGR) is honored to be accepting a $43,000 donation at its upcoming Christmas Bingo Party to benefit veteran members at all three MVH communities (Chesterfield Township, Grand Rapids and Marquette). Leo and Valerie Martin, owners of the Rolling Rock Ranch in Hersey, along with Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch, the non-profit organization that hosts an annual pheasant hunt to benefit local veterans, are behind the generous donation. The donation will be presented on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. at 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

“All of our success is attributed directly to the individuals, businesses and social groups who so generously donate to our cause,” said Don Pyles, treasurer of Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch. “2022 is our seventh year and in total, we have donated over $200,000 directly to the veteran members of Michigan Veteran Homes.”

Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch was founded in 2016, after three friends and their spouses got together and discussed how to give back to the local community of veterans. While the founding members of the organization did not receive the call to serve in the military, each of their parents served proudly and fostered that passion for recognizing veterans for their selfless service.

Media are invited to attend to capture the check presentation and remarks by Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch President Brian Bennitt and Treasurer Don Pyles and should plan to be in place at the Grand River Room in the new Home no later than 1:15 p.m. Media are asked to kindly RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or

About Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch

A group of lifelong friends who enjoy the great outdoors and hunting, who value their country and freedoms, and treasure the men and women who protect those freedoms. Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch come together yearly to share a day of fellowship and hunting with local disabled veterans. For more information, please visit: