Benefit Held to Raise Money for Man’s Recovery from Stabbing

The Reed City community is coming together to help a man who was attacked and nearly killed in June.

Pete Hoogerhyde was severely stabbed when an intruder entered his home.

Since then, he’s been in the hospital and gone through rehab, leaving him with steep medical bills.

On Sunday, a benefit was held at Hawkins Park outside of Reed City in support of Hoogerhyde.

More than a hundred people came out, taking part in a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a pig roast to raise money.

Hoogerhyde was able to make it out to the benefit.

He says it’s incredible that so many people came out to help him.

“It means everything, I didn’t realize… It’s overwhelming,” said Hoogerhyde. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s a good feeling, a lot of beautiful people… I love every one of them.”

Sabastian Ranjel has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing Hoogerhyde, along with 1st degree home invasion.