On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots resonated in Dallas. Panic ensued and by night’s end, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, 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 less than a mile away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort 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 go beyond and not only attend, but give 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 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 law enforcement community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.