On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem 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 money raised from the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague 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 coordinated 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 honored and appreciative for the possibility 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 loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.