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Thank You First Responder Honored at The Delray Center’s 6th Annual Art Exhibition & Charity Auction

~ Funds Dedicated to Mental Health First Aid Training for South Florida First Responders

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – APRIL 2, 2019 – Thank You First Responder, Inc. (TYFRO), a 501(c)3 South Florida based non-profit has been selected as the benefactor of The Delray Center’s 6th Annual Art Exhibition & Charity Auction on Friday, April 12th, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at Bamboo Garden Yoga, 88 SE 4th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida.

The Delray Center hosts an art show, complete with music and food, to raise money for local charitable organizations each year. This year’s Art Off The Ave invites you to join Delray Center staff, alumni & friends, as we exhibit and auction artwork from local artist to provide First Responders with Mental Health First Aid Training.

“Through this creative partnership with The Delray Center our momentum will further accelerate our mission to provide South Florida First Responders with the tools to helping them better understand mental illness and addiction, and provide them with effective response options to deescalate incidents without compromising safety,” stated Stanton Smith, TYFRO Co-Founder and Board Member.  “Additional benefits include helping First Responders recognize potential internal challenges when facing extreme workplace volatility,” added Smith, who also serves as Communications Director for BrandStar Studio.

Dr. Raul Rodriguez, The Delray Center CEO and Medical Director – “We are very excited to partner with Thank You First Responder for our 6th annual art show. We are happy to support an organization that provides first responders with tools to help them understand mental illness and addiction. We look forward to fostering this partnership in years to come.”

TYFRO advances the importance of creating a “Culture of Thank You” for First Responders, honoring those who make the ultimate sacrifice and provide resources and solutions for First Responders in their daily lives“ said TYFRO Co-Founder and Singer-Songwriter Matt Jackson.

For additional information about the event, please visit and join the Facebook event at the Delray Center 6th Annual Art Off the Ave Event Page.

About The Delray Center:
Traditional forms of inpatient treatment for Eating Disorders, Addiction and Mood Disorders are expensive, inconvenient and can have limited ineffectiveness. Under the direction of Dr. Rodriguez, The Delray Center continues to set a new standard of care, creating advances in medical and psychological science to achieve unparalleled success rates. We tailor our outpatient treatment to the specific needs of each client and their family, a testament to our client-centered approach and on-going success.  For more information about the Delray Center please visit

About Thank You First Responder:
Thank You First Responder non-profit organization (TYFRO) is a grassroots effort whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly create a “Culture of Thank You” to all of our Nation’s First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our country and way of life. TYFRO supports the creation of a national day of recognition by the U.S. Congress and partners with For more information about our organization please visit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax I.D. number 47-2886226. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and should be made online or forwarded to 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 130-516, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. #ThankYouFirstResponder


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