In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend reached out to see 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 coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and 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.