In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of 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 get involved.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any person who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague contacted me to see if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to do more than 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 cooling system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful 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 relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.