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For Immediate Release: February 6, 2017
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Lexington, Kentucky, February 6, 2017 – Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) announced today the launch of the Kentucky chapter that will be headquartered in Lexington and work with volunteers to reach every section of the state. The national organization, founded in Florida in 2105 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and say Thank You to our nation’s heroes.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Steven Smith of Lexington and Ralph McCracken, a State Trustee for the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #83, the fourth largest lodge in the state, step forward and take the reigns of leadership for this most important cause,” said TYFRO Co-Founder Matt Jackson, the singer – songwriter who wrote the Thank You First Responder National Anthem for the organization.

“It is important to remember all the good our nation’s first responders do every day and support them in every way possible. They truly are the line between a civilized society and chaos,” stated, Andrew Collier, Machinist at Hendrick MotorSports and brother of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier who gave his life protecting his community during the Boston marathon bombing tragedy.

TYFRO Launches Kentucky Chapter

(L to R) Evan Smith and Dr. Steven B. Smith of Lexington, Kentucky volunteer at a Thank You First Responder event on September 11, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida.

‘We are committed to sharing the mission and importance of Thanking First Responders throughout the Bluegrass State,” said Dr. Steven Smith of Lexington.  “We are asking schools, churches and service organizations to download the sheet music to the Anthem song for free by visiting the website at

Since the inception TYFRO in 2015, individuals, communities, organizations and First Responder supporters from 21 U.S. states, Canada and the UK have contacted the organization requesting the sheet music to the Thank You First Responder National Anthem, and permission to use the Official Music Video and Logo for local activities to thank First Responders.

About Thank You First Responder
The Thank You First Responder Organization (TYFRO) is a grassroots effort whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly say “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 at  #ThankYouFirstResonder

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