In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their families. 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 families.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my friend called to inquire if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and not only attend, but donate our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored 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 officer community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.