Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise funds for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to get involved.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person 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 donate our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.