Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a week, 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 money raised from the dinner and silent auction they held 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 get involved.
“I was out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my friend called to ask if we would support this great cause 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 cooling system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at R & M Climate Control Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.