On Thursday, Book ReViews presented checks for $2,500 to Harvey County Habitat for Humanity and $2,500 to Offender Victims Ministries.


On Thursday, Book ReViews presented checks for $2,500 to Harvey County Habitat for Humanity and $2,500 to Offender Victims Ministries.

Habitat already has built five houses for low-income families.

“Recently Habitat got access to two lots and hopes to be able to build two houses this year,” said president Gary Hill. “Most of the work on these houses will be done by volunteers.”

Offender/Victim Ministries emphasizes justice, accountability and caring in working with people affected by crime. OVM works with more than 30 individuals in victim offender conferencing, anger management and shoplifters education programs, executive director Libby Schrag Oswald said.

“Because OVM advocates that offender resources be first and foremost available to victims deserving compensation for their losses, some of our programs do not require a fee,” Schrag said. “This donation will help us meet our expenses for these services.”

Book ReViews is at 707 N. Main St. Profits earned in 2009 will be given to Harvey County charities this year. The store welcomes book donations, and additional volunteers are needed, said Vern Preheim, manager.