On July 7th, 2016, 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 days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise 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 relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate called to inquire if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling 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 opportunity 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 loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.