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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION DONATES $10,000 TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS DEVESTATED BY THE MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO

[image: thumbnail]Moore, OKLAHOMA (June 18, 2013) — Blue Bird Corporation recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Moore Public Schools’ school bus drivers who lost their homes during the recent tornado that traveled through the city. The check was presented at the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation gala dinner on Monday, June 9th.

Included within the $10,000 donation is a corporate donation and contributions from employees of Blue Bird. Additionally, Blue Bird’s local Oklahoma dealer, Ross Transportation, Inc., contributed $2,500 to Moore tornado victims through the American Red Cross.

"Blue Bird is humbled to present a check to the six Moore Public School bus drivers whose homes were destroyed during the recent tornado," said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. "We recently announced to our 1,500 Blue Bird employees a forthcoming corporate donation and our employees immediately requested to contribute their own money to the fund. This demonstrates that those in the transportation industry are a family — whether they build the buses, drive the buses, maintain the buses or support student transportation — we all look out for each other."

"Serving communities throughout Oklahoma, Ross Transportation understands and sees first-hand the destruction that occurred to the city of Moore. I have not met one person that is unaffected by the recent tornadoes that have come through the state. Ross Transportation is thankful that we can contribute to the rebuilding process for the residents of Moore," said Bill Ross, president of Ross Transportation, Inc.

"The Moore community experienced wide-spread devastation from the recent tornado. The six Moore Public Schools’ school bus drivers will utilize this donation to assist with a temporary residence while their homes are being rebuilt," said Kim Hamilton, executive director for the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation. "We can’t thank Blue Bird and its employees enough for the considerate donation."

Posted on 2013-06-18

As a Blue Bird customer for over 25 years, our district has a solid Blue Bird fleet of the Vision, All American and Micro Bird buses. We choose to standardize our fleet to solely Blue Bird because of the quality of the buses. Our Blue Bird school buses are dependable, our drivers love driving the buses and we receive excellent parts and service support from Blue Bird and our local dealer, New York Bus Sales.
Fred Paye
Director of Transportation
Hilton Central School District
Hilton, NY

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