[caption id="attachment_30984" align="aligncenter" width="2856"]<img class="size-full wp-image-30984" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/01\/Alcova-Mortgage-honors-Michael-Chambers.jpg" alt="" width="2856" height="1512" \/> Michael Chambers[\/caption]\r\n<h1>ALCOVA Mortgage, LLC recently honored Michael Chambers as a 2018 Hometown Hero for the month of January.<\/h1>\r\nJoining in February 1993, Michael Chambers continued a long tradition and heritage of military service within his family. \u201cEven as a child, I wanted to be a soldier,\u201d recalls Michael. His twenty years of service would result in four tours in Afghanistan while assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).\r\n\r\nDue to service-related injuries Michael experienced while in the military, he was disabled and unable to work after retiring as a Sergeant. His will to continue to make a difference, however, never wavered. Michael chose to volunteer with the Lewisburg Almost Heaven chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In 2017, he served as a volunteer Site Build Supervisor where he mentored, encouraged, and helped to train volunteers. Together, they built homes for West Virginia families that experienced terrible hardships.\r\n\r\nMichael works with these volunteers through every aspect of the building process from tearing down pre-existing structures, to site prep, pouring foundations, sub-floors, framing walls, raising roofs, painting walls, flooring, cabinets, installing appliances, and even building decks.\u00a0 Along the way, these volunteers performed service to their communities and learned valuable trade skills, strong work ethic, leadership skills, and the confidence to make a difference.\r\n\r\nIn 2017, Michael helped facilitate the Lowe\u2019s National Women\u2019s Build, where more than 50 women of all ages from the Lewisburg area came together to pre-build the walls for two upcoming Habitat home builds - The Home Builder Blitz and The Home Depot Veteran Build. To recognize the volunteers, Michael presented them with hand-made wooden hammers sourced from material at the build sites that they themselves worked on. With some help, he had the hammers hand-engraved by the families that were getting these homes. Michael\u2019s impact and dedication resulted with him being awarded \u201cVolunteer of the Year\u201d with Habitat for Humanity in 2017!\r\n\r\nSince 2014, ALCOVA Mortgage has recognized Veterans across their ten-state service area for their dedication to our country by honoring them with a plaque and a $500 check.\r\n\r\nALCOVA Mortgage is proud to honor Michael Chambers and his service to his country by naming him as one of their 2018 Hometown Heroes. Branch Manager Justin Weikle along with his team from the Lewisburg Branch at ALCOVA Mortgage were honored to present Michael Chambers with his Hometown Hero award in January.