Pastor Jon Keck (left) receives the donated bus from Anthony Reaid, general manager of the...

Pastor Jon Keck (left) receives the donated bus from Anthony Reaid, general manager of the Durham School Services facility in Macomb, Illinois.

Photo courtesy Durham School Services

Student transportation provider Durham School Services has donated a school bus to a church in Industry, Illinois, less than 20 miles from the company's Macomb bus facility.

Industry Assembly of God is expected to use the bus to drive students with special needs to youth programs and to provide transportation to elderly community members who attend the church. The donation was made as part of Durham's company-wide Partners Beyond the Bus program. That program was established to meet the diverse needs of students and increase the company's positive impact.

"This donation from Durham School Services is a blessing to the local community," said Pastor Jon Keck of Industry Assembly of God. "We have been in need of an extra vehicle for quite some time and when Durham School Services heard about that, they stepped right in with this donation. The youth and elderly in our community no longer have to miss out on local events and church, which, now more than ever, are important social aspects of a person's well-being. We and the community are immensely grateful for the donation and can't thank Durham School Services enough for their generosity."

Said Anthony Reaid, general manager of Durham's facility in Macomb: "Industry Assembly of God is constantly giving back and helping those in the community. As a company that also deeply values community involvement, it was our pleasure to donate the school bus to an organization that cares about their community just as much as we do. We take great pride in being able to make a difference in the lives of students and the local community and look forward to partnering with the church again in the future."