Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise money for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they put on 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 a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve the community.”
“When my associate called to see if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than 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. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.