Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to fundraise for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, 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 loved ones.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate called to inquire 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 air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.