Hometown Heroes Award Recipients - ALCOVA Mortgage



Since 2014, ALCOVA Mortgage has recognized Veterans across our service area for their dedication to our country by honoring them with a plaque and a $500 check.  Veterans are recognized not only for their service to our country, but also their continuing service to their communities.


Louis Pendleton

Jason Hogancamp

After being discharged from the US Army and returning to civilian life, Jason struggled with PTSD until he found hope and a new direction with the horses at New Freedom Farm where he now serves as a Co-Director.

Bill Barns

Veteran Stephen Newman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2008, motivated by the impact of witnessing the 9/11 attacks in middle school. Serving two tours in Afghanistan, he rose to the rank of Sergeant and earned commendations for his actions in combat. After his honorable discharge, Stephen embarked on a career at DuPont, transitioning from an operator to a mechanic. Despite the contrast between his military service and civilian work, Stephen applies discipline and resilience learned in the Marines to his daily tasks. He remains dedicated to supporting fellow veterans through involvement with organizations like Fallen Outdoors and the Wounded Warrior Project.  Read More

April 2024

Bill Barns

Veteran Raymond York enlisted in the USMC shortly after high school in 1995, serving in various roles until 2005. He received several awards for his service, including the Navy Achievement Medal and Certificates of Commendation. Transitioning to civilian life, Raymond built thriving businesses in property maintenance and real estate. In addition, Raymond is involved in alligator trapping for the State of Florida and is dedicated to firearm safety organizations, being a member of the NRA and the United States Concealed Carry Association. He also maintains ties with veteran associations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  Read More

March 2024


Bill Barns

Veteran Phillip Read, who served from January 2003 to January 2009, felt a calling to join the military after witnessing the 9/11 attacks at 16. Coming from a military family, he enlisted in the Army National Guard at 17, aspiring to be a part of something larger than himself. During deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, Phillip served as an Infantryman, experiencing loss but honoring the sacrifice of his comrades. Following his military service, Phillip continued to serve as a Police Officer, rising through the ranks to become the Chief of Police in Bridgewater, VA, while remaining active in his community and church, and fostering a loving family life.  Read More

February 2024

Bill Barns

Veteran James “Jamey” Helms enlisted in the US Army in October 1989. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, now Fort Liberty, and became an integral part of the esteemed 82nd Airborne. Recognized for his exceptional leadership, he showcased unwavering commitment during deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. Post-military, he continued his service, transitioning to the NC Army National Guard in 1994 and later joining the active-duty National Guard in 2011 before retiring in February 2016. Today, Jamey volunteers with several community organizations including Fallen Outdoors, the HELP Center, Grand 40, and the Union County Homeless Shelter.  Read More

January 2024

Bill Barns

Veteran Bryan Sanderson served in the US Army from 2001 to 2010, carrying on a family tradition of service in the armed forces. While on active duty, he served two tours in Iraq and was selected to serve with several US Marine teams working directly with the Iraqi Army to train and prepare them from when US forces departed. After leaving the active-duty miliary, Bryan joined the National Guard and continued to serve until 2013. Today, Bryan is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and several other charities and non-profits.  Read More

December 2023

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Equal Housing Lender LogoALCOVA Mortgage LLC | NMLS#40508 | (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
Licensed in AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV |
308 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011