Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve the community.”
“When my associate contacted me to see if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.