On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were injured 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, 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 relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve their community.”
“When my friend contacted me to see if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to 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 air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a incredible 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.