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 Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise funds for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they held 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 out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate reached out to inquire if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than 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 free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful 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 officer community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.