In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united 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 hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to get involved.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile 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 any individual who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our 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 HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity 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 Department and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.