Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots resonated in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise funds for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
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 a few blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague called to inquire if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored 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.