Skip to main content

Rolling Rock Ranch Donates $38,000 to Benefit Veteran Members at Michigan Veteran Homes

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids (MVHGR) is honored to be accepting a $38,000 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, Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

“The Friends of the Rolling Rock Ranch continue to be tremendously grateful for the friends, family and community that supports our event each year,” said Don Pyles, treasurer of Friends of Rolling Rock Ranch. “The generosity of our donors and partners that make the day so incredibly honorable and special for our heroes amazes us each year. Including 2023, our eighth year, we have now donated over $240,000 to greatly impact the quality of life for the heroes that call Michigan Veteran Homes their home.”

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


Media Contact: