Taxi drivers from Bahamas go car shopping at Delray Toyota

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Ten taxi drivers from Marsh Harbour, an area of the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, got to bring home new cars from Delray Toyota. Submitted photo.

Staff report

Ten taxi drivers from Marsh Harbour, an area of the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, got to bring home new cars from Delray Toyota.

The car shopping excursion was organized by the Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation in partnership with Ed Morse.

The foundation previously helped organize over 100 flights to bring relief items the impacted areas as well as helped with evacuations and medical missions.

With remaining financial donations the foundation saw a need that wasn’t being addressed and that was to help replace taxis of those who didn’t have insurance to replace or repair them.

Taxi drivers applied to participate in the program, which offered drivers a voucher for $14,000 toward a new car. The drivers were able to choose from 25 different vehicles.

Delray Beach-based Ed Morse Auto Group procured the vehicles and paid for the shipping and handling costs. The vehicles were provided by the auto group at cost.