Community Support Program
We helped you with your mortgage and now we help others!
We created this company because we have a passion to serve. From our communities to our employees, we want to make a difference in the lives of the people around us. From monthly employee charity awards, to our Hometown Heroes program, to our employees volunteering for charities dear to them, we are focused on giving back.
Through donating to great local non-profit agencies and amazing individuals, we are working to improve the lives in our communities. Whether it is providing a check to a local church or organization or to an individual in need, we believe that our financial status is not the only measure of our success.
We hope that the organizations and people that inspire our employees to give – will inspire you also. Here are the charities that we have donated either time or money to since we’ve implemented our award program. Please check out their websites and hopefully YOU will be inspired too!
Prayers for Ashley Franklin
When Charlotte, NC residents Kelly Baldwin and Karen Reid purchased their home with the help of ALCOVA Mortgage’s Senior Loan Officer Korky Mann, they had no idea that months later he’d be lending a helping hand in their time of need. On April 26, 2016, Karen’s daughter, Ashley, was in a horrible car accident, and doctors said that she wouldn’t live through the night. But the mother of two small children Gaige (8) and Kinslee (6), fought hard to stay alive. While she was a living miracle, the accident took quite a toll on her body—leaving her with multiple broken bones, internal bleeding and serious head trauma.Ashley’s family watched in awe as she struggled to live and they realized the road to recovery would be long and expensive. They began planning to make life accessible for her once she was well enough to return home. While feeling blessed with her recovery, they also realized the renovations to her house, the ramps, vehicle/lift, and possibly a hospital bed, a lot of other handicap medical equipment and probably years worth of therapies were going to be quite a financial hardship. When friends of the family started raising funds to support the family, ALCOVA jumped in to help.In October, ALCOVA’s Senior Loan Officer Korky Mann and Southeast Sales Manager/Corporate Recruiter Barbie Brown visited with the family and made a $500 donation to help.“With the help of God and Korky, we got the house of our dreams. Little did we know it would be the house we would NEED to bring our Ashley home to. Ashley is paralyzed on her left side, traumatic brain injury and is legally blind due to only being able to see out of the right side of both of her eyes,” said Kelly Baldwin.The ALCOVA donation will help to renovate the home to accommodate Ashley’s needs. Kelly Baldwin shared, “Ashley is ready to come home, but our house renovations have not even started yet. We are so grateful to Korky and ALCOVA Mortgage for all you continue to do for family.... IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A FAMILY... AND A VILLAGE WE HAVE FOUND!” Ashley’s family continues to ask for prayers and support. Friends have set up a gofundme account to help with recovery and medical expenses at: http://www.gofundme.com/2329544k
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke Cancer Institute located in Durham, North Carolina is a facility that promotes the scientific understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They have nine programs that are designed to address research opportunities impacting cancer care.
Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge
The Komen Virginia Blue Ridge is using funds raised to promote the importance of early detection and increasing the number of residents who receive breast cancer screenings and increasing access to quality breast health services by providing transportation to and from breast health appointments for the local community while also increasing access to quality breast health services by using relevant, culturally competent educational materials to address one or more of the following barriers: lack of knowledge concerning transportation options, low health literacy, fear of a breast cancer diagnosis, and lack of health insurance.
Bath County High School Athletic Program
Bath County High School is located in the lush mountains of western Virginia in Bath County. It borders Highland County, Augusta County, Rockbridge County, Alleghany County, Greenbrier County, West Virginia and Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It offers a variety of sports to its 300+ students.
Angels of Assisi
Angels of Assisi is an animal shelter located in Roanoke, Virginia. They have pet adoptions on premises as well as a pet clinic, pharmacy and grooming. They offer discounts and services through their various programs for specific needs their community including hospice, domestic violence, Pets for Patriots and assisted living outreach.
Mitsy's Wings is a charity formed in memory of Mitsy McKee, a 43 year old Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and 1st Grade Teacher when she lost her battle to Melanoma Cancer. Their mission is to enhance the lives of those affected by cancer through community driven outreach and to provide scholarship opportunities to individuals pursuing a degree in early education.
Hospice Care of South Carolina
Hospice Care of South Carolina was created to make a difference, a difference in every life touched by an advanced illness. For more than a decade they’ve been changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and focusing on what the end of life can be.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.
Their mission is to rescue men from addiction for life. They reach broken families through the power of the gospel within the context of the local church and seeing a measurable impact at home, work, and community. Converting Hearts believes that God gives beauty for ashes in the lives of families broken by addiction….simply put, good comes from bad.
Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother
The Alleghany Highlands Christmas Mother Program was founded 68 years ago to honor the birth of Christ by assisting families in need during Christmas.
BBBS of Southwest Virginia, Inc.
BBBS targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. They offer a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity Women Build
Approximately 1/3 of the nation has housing problems, including overcrowding, homelessness, unsafe conditions, and lack of affordability. As of January 2012, the US Census Bureau reports that 10.3% of people in Virginia live below the poverty threshold. This is an estimated 800,000 people. In Fredericksburg, 17.6% live below the poverty threshold, totaling an estimated 4,274 people.
Powhatan Community Church
PCC exists to reach people who have been untouched or unaffected by traditional churches and guide them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Salvation Army's Toys for Tots
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
American Cancer Society
More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. You can support your local chapter with tax-deductible donations, volunteer opportunities, and life-changing events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Relay For Life®.
Washington County CROP Hunger Walk
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs.
Lancaster Children's Home
The Lancaster Children’s Home is located on 121 acres that includes separate campuses for the girls and boys. It is the Mission of the Lancaster Children’s Home to provide children in distress a safe haven in which to work on the issues that have caused them to be placed in an out-of-home environment.
Paul Stefan Home
The Paul Stefan Home has given over 150 women and babies the opportunity to improve their lives. They pray that we will see the end to abortion and they continue to lovingly support women by seeking other homes in all areas around the country.
CRU - Radford University Location
CRU is a community of people on a journey together to discover, experience, and follow Jesus. CRU is a community of people who are real with each other about their lives. CRU is an imperfect community of people that are being changed by Jesus. CRU is about Jesus.
Boys Home of Virginia
The 1400-acre campus has a school where boys can catch up academically before entering public schools. They have a vocational/technical center to help them develop work skills. Their chapel supports them spiritually, and recreational facilities build them physically and socially. Their location in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands allows them to explore themselves, as they explore and enjoy the hills, swimming holes and woodlands. Each of these experiences gives a boy a better chance to become a successful man.
God's Pit Crew
God’s Pit Crew is comprised of nearly 300 volunteers delivering hope, help and God's love into disaster areas. The annual average of volunteerism is over 45,000 hours! Many of their volunteers have received Presidential Service Awards for their work with GPC.
The Love Kitchen
The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. The organization has no paid staff; all donations go to those who need it most. They provide nourishment for anyone who is hungry and have established a community center to serve as a safe haven supporting area children and their families.
Greenbrier Humane Society
The primary mission of the Greenbrier Humane Society is to protect animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation: to advocate for their interest and welfare: and to inspire awareness and compassion for all living things.
WOD for Water
Over 700 million people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. It is estimated that 1,800 children die EVERY SINGLE DAY from preventable waterborne illnesses (world health org). The goal of WOD for Water is for individuals to come together and do a high-energy workout all while helping provide our most basic physical need to those around the world… clean water.
Life Ring Foundation
Life Ring is committed to having a direct impact on the lives of those in the southwest Virginia community. They put hundreds of Christmas presents under trees, help put advanced lifesaving equipment in local hospitals, help teach their community’s children to read while helping provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
Powhatan Chamber of Commerce
The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce is an association of business, professional, and civic minded members who promote the free enterprise system, economic growth and the prosperity of Powhatan County.
League of Older Americans
Helping older persons remain independent for as long as possible. They administer over 25 community services that provide nutrition, education, advocacy and socialization. They: enhance the quality of life in the home, help individuals stay in their homes and avoid early institutionalization, provide support to caregivers of the elderly, advocate for quality services, medical care, and housing for the elderly.
Wheels 4 Hope
Wheels4Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based car donation program that turns donated cars into local blessings. Their mission is to provide affordable, reliable transportation to economically-vulnerable families and individuals who are referred by one of their partner agencies.
Feed the Need Campaign
With participation and support from the community and local businesses, non-perishable items, and/or cash donations are collected by the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors to help those in need within the Greenbrier Valley and local communities.
Salvation Army's Turning Point Program
Turning Point is Roanoke’s only secure and accredited center for Intimate Partner & Family Violence dealing with the emotional, physical, and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Turning Point shelters provide a safe and home-like environment. Through counseling, survivors learn about the cycle of domestic violence and how it affects them and their children.
Freedom Global - Uhuru Child
Uhuru Child has changed their name to Freedom Global. Freedom Global exists to display Christ’s love by developing sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty through social business, education, and discipleship.
Healing Strides of VA
Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1991. Therepeutic Riding and Hippotherapy Programs are for individuals with neuro-logical disorders, ADHD, MD, MS, CP, S & A, Downs, Rhett’s and Angelman’s Syndromes, Autism Spectrum, spinal cord injuries, developmental delays, Sensory Integration and/or skeletal dysfunction.
Rooftop Missions exists to fuel church planting movements among the persecuted and unreached through strategic partnerships. That means we: actively recruit key partners in places of the world where believers are either persecuted or non-existent, act as a lifeline for our partners by providing leadership and theological training and consulting through conferences and ongoing communication; and provide resources and funding for the purpose of maximum kingdom impact.
Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce exists to improve the quality of life of those living and doing business in the community by working in partnership with its members and local government. Striving to be an advocate for the community’s best interests and a catalyst for achieving those goals which are best for its members and the greater community.
Alzheimer's NC Inc.
Alzheimer’s NC is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Eastern Highlands Vietnam Veterans of America Post #1072
Since 1978, The Vietnam Veterans of America organization has been providing Veterans services, outreach programs, and Veterans advocacy, fundraising and assistance for Veterans nationwide. Post #1072 is located in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Their vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives
Nhan Ai Compassion
NAC improves and empowers the lives of the less fortunate children in Vietnam. Their goal is to utilize educational tools in order to capture the child's strengths and to realize their abilities that may be developed and lead to future success.
Safehome Systems, Inc.
Safehome is an advocacy and support agency for victims, survivors and family members of domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual violence. They serve the counties of Bath, Alleghany and Highland, the city of Covington, and the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge Virginia.
Evan has been battling Epidermolysis Bullosa since birth. It is a rare skin disorder that causes blisters, sores and scars. It requires wrapping the arms, legs and torso in special dressings to protect the body from injuries.
Rhonda has Cystic Fibrosis and has been waiting for a lung transplant. Funds are being raised to help with Rhonda's medical bills while she fights for her life.
This donation is in memory of Master Deputy Tim McCoy who recently lost his battle with cancer. Tim served as a D.A.R.E. officer in Roanoke City elementary schools for the past five years. He was very dedicated to his job and loved working with children.
Rescue Mission Ministries
The Rescue Mission is a Christ centered organization offering programs to help people physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. The homeless, the hungry, the sick, the addicted, the abused and the hopeless have all found a warm welcome at the Rescue Mission. Men, women and children have found a safe place and compassionate friends in their darkest moments.
SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
SafePath provides unique services for children in our community. While other entities provide food, shelter and other physical assistance to families in need, SafePath focuses on lessening the trauma experienced by innocent victims of abuse, both children and their non-offending caregivers. SafePath understands and strives to prevent the initial trauma from being compounded by the system designed to investigate, prosecute and prevent future abuse.
Their mission: Building a community of heroes who provide hope, guidance, and support to children with cancer and their families. Their vision: To make fighting childhood cancer a journey a family never faces alone.
Blue Ridge Hospice
A non-profit hospice, supported and shaped by the community, they care for everyone who needs them regardless of ability to pay. They help those in need of end-of-life care. They offer free grief support to anyone who has suffered a loss, whether or not their loved one was their patient and they provide educational offerings on all matters related to death and dying throughout the area.
Berkeley Co Council PTA Clothing Room
The clothing room provides free clothing, new coats, and new shoes to students in the county school system that are in need. Approximately 150-200 children are served each year. The charity has been in existence for almost 40 years.
American Cancer Society
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, they help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Alleghany Humane Society
The Alleghany Humane Society, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Their mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals and to sponsor, promote, participate, and encourage interest in the welfare, health, and life of all animals, fowls, reptiles, and fish in any and all interpretation of the humane welfare of the aforementioned animals.
Alleghany Highlands Youth Sports
Alleghany Highlands Youth Sports baseball/softball league is open to boys and girls ages 4-13. It is a community organized and managed league built to meet the needs of our children. The league is based on baseball and softball principals to build skills and sportsmanship.
Alleghany Highlands Bandits AAU Basketball
Alleghany Highlands Bandits AAU Basketball - teaching kids the importance of working together for a common goal. Their involvement in basketball will help build positive character and important life lessons. They learn to cooperate with others, respond appropriately to victory and defeat, and grow in values like confidence, patience, and perseverance.
Wounded Warrior Project
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. A Veterans service organization formed in 2003 that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded Veterans of the military actions.
The Summit Church
The first church in Acts devoted themselves to one another in the gospel and in fellowship. They ate together, prayed together, studied the Word together, and gave generously to meet the needs of one another. As a result, many people in the surrounding community came to faith in Christ. At The Summit Church, their campuses are striving to make the same impact by devoting themselves to one another and allowing that love to flow out to the community around them.
The Spot Teen Center
The Spot Teen Center is a bully-free zone where teens between the ages of 12 and 18 can hang out to play games, socialize, and attend events. The Spot features free peer tutoring and homework help.
The Family Refuge Center
Family Refuge Center is a community-based domestic violence project in southeast West Virginia. We are committed to ending physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in families. We encourage and promote healthy family life based on mutual respect and support for all family members.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.
SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
SafePath Children's Advocacy Center provides hope, safety, and a brighter tomorrow for the children of the local community by bringing together a team of professionals who specialize in providing services to the children in need.
Powhatan Christmas Mother
The Powhatan Christmas Mother is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization. The goal of the program is to provide gifts and food to families in need, especially children and the elderly and to make sure they are not forgotten especially during the Christmas season.
Powhatan Animal Control / Shelter
The shelter provides temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding the true owners or permanent suitable new homes.
Pompe Research, Duke Hospital
Part of Duke Children's, the Pompe Research department is dedicated to the holistic, bench-to-bedside approach to diagnosis, management, and treatment of individuals with Pompe disease.
NC School of Science and Math
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is the nation's first public residential high school specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math.
New River Community Action
The New River Community Action's initiative called "To Our House" provides hot food and shelter to homeless men in the New River Valley.
In 2012, at the age of 3, Kaylee was diagnosed with stage four brain and spinal cancer. The fund was set up to help her family with medical bills and in hopes that Kaylee would be well enough one day to use some of the money to go to Disney.
Huntington's Disease Society
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease. Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.
God's Covering, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with food banks, schools, churches, and a dedicated group of volunteers in the local area to deliver the best possible food to hungry children in Alleghany County and the City of Covington.
Gentle Shepherd Hospice
Their mission and purpose is to provide their patients with the best hospice care available in a manner that exemplifies Christ’s ministry while he was on earth. They provide hospice services to Roanoke, Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake, and surrounding areas.
First Fruits Foundation
The Chesterfield Food Bank is committed to being a hand up to individuals and families that need help but have fallen through the cracks of our governmental social services programs and our community.
Feeding America Southwest Virginia
The primary function of the Food Bank is to secure large quantities of food for the hungry in Southwest Virginia. Through a network of partners, donors and volunteers, they engage the region in the fight to end hunger.
DSAR provides advocacy and recreational activities for individuals with Down Syndrome as well as educational opportunities and support for their families.
Don Holliday Memorial
The Don Holliday Memorial Foundation (501-C3) was formed in 1986 to honor the memory of Don Holliday. The annual golf tournament supports the scholarship fund. Between 1986 and 2014, they have awarded $375,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in SWVA.
D.A.R.E. teaches students good decision making to help them lead safe and healthy life. Police Officer Chris Fisher leads this program provided to all elementary school students as a resource to learn to say “No to Drugs”. Officer Fisher has been recognized as D.A.R.E. officer of the year in the State of Virginia and is very popular with the kids of our area.
Clifton Middle School Athletic Program
At CMS, the students have the opportunity to participate on both the Middle School level and the Junior Varsity level. Football, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, wrestling and track and field are offered.
Kids Day & Bike Rodeo is held the 1st Saturday in May at Covington’s City Park and is free and open to kids of all ages. Activities include face tattoos, petting zoo, games, dance shows, and lots of food. Throughout the event, they give out over 300 bikes to local kids and educate them on bike safety.
Every year, after a rigorous vetting process, Band Together chooses a different local non-profit in need. They organize live music events to raise funds. Since September 11, 2001, Band Together has donated more than $6.5 million to nearly 20 nonprofits.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. They provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.