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Alcova Mortgage - Greater Roanoke Area, VA

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ALCOVA recognizes Army veteran and co-director of New Freedom Farm

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. - ALCOVA Mortgage company thanked a soldier Friday for his dedication to our country and recognized the veteran for using his traumatic experience to help others.

Retired Army Sgt. Jason Hogancamp was supposed to give a speech about veterans and PTSD but ended up being the center of a surprise presentation. ALCOVA Mortgage is honoring him as its first hometown hero for 2019. Hogancamp was overwhelmed.

"There are so many people that's been before me and do more than me and just that I follow and I look up to and respect dearly. Just to be mention among these people is an honor in itself," said Hogancamp.

Hogancamp joined the Army in 1989 and served tours in Saudi Arabia, Panama and Korea. He was diagnosed with PTDS several years after his honorable discharge in 1999 and found himself in a dark place.

"Suicide. I tried to take my own life. I just couldn't deal with the loss.

The Woman Who Can Do It All

After meeting Susan Stanley-Zahorchak, president of Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV), I get the feeling she’s often described as a woman who can do it all. By day, she is the human resources manager at ALCOVA Mortgage, LLC. Every other moment, it seems, is devoted to the community and strong friendships with other JRLV members. And she’s now doing this all as a new mom, as she just gave birth to her baby girl only five weeks prior to our lunch!  

Originally from Bland, Zahorchak graduated from Virginia Tech and moved to Roanoke in 2004. Her desire to find a great network of girlfriends led her first to the Chamber of Commerce, becoming an ambassador, and soon after, Junior League of Roanoke Valley. Now in her 13th active year, she’s proud of the great work the group does, and it’s now a part of her. 

“We want to make sure Roanoke is great for children, women and families. And with my daughter, I want to provide a strong community for her,” she says. “It’s about giving back to the community, wanting to make the Roanoke Valley a better place, helping those in need and empowering women.”