In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots resonated in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were injured 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, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate 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 give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends 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.