In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots resonated in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise funds for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they held 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 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 anyone who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve the community.”
“When my associate called to inquire if we would support this charity event 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 partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with complimentary 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 opportunity to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.