Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots resonated in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my colleague contacted me to see if we would support this charitable 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 HVAC system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the possibility 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 police officer community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.