Miracle Toyota in Haines City, Fla. of the Murphy Auto Group recently invited the local police and fire departments to receive GTECH sanitization for their vehicles at no charge.

That is just one way that Michael Dennis Murphy and his Murphy dealerships have given back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also distributed thousands of meals and masks and eliminated medical debt in the Central Savannah River Area ( a region of Georgia and South Carolina).

Murphy Auto Group says it sourced GTECH Clean Complete Germ Protection as a sanitization option to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus. Miracle Toyota sanitized hundreds of cars for the Haines City Fire Department, the Polk County Sheriff's Department in Florida, and medical professionals from Advent Hospital. During April, the dealership also provided free oil changes for first responders.

Murphy, working in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay and Golden Harvest Food Bank in the CSRA, helped CSRA and Polk County families in need by donating and distributing 11,000 complete meals.

The auto group also donated 10,000 masks to the community in Haines City, Fla. and the CSRA via VA hospitals, churches, and local charities. During weekends in May, the dealerships also gave away four masks per family.

Also through a partnership with New York-based non-profit RIP Medical Debt Relief, Murphy Auto Group paid off $1.5 million in medical debt for more than 500 families in the CSRA. Several CSRA local families will receive notification from RIP Medical that $1.5 million of medical debt will be wiped out through the Murphy Auto Group donations.

Murphy Auto Group will continue its commitment to the community. It will introduce the Community Relaunch Program to the CSRA this month. That program highlights local businesses on the Murphy Auto Group social media channels as they reopen in the market.

The company says it has long supported community initiatives, military organizations, humanitarian missions, and higher learning institutions.

“As we reopen, we want to support our local businesses and community,” Murphy Auto Group wrote in a news release. “We are stronger in this together.”