Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their loved ones. 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.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate called to see if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and not only attend, but donate our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Roland J. Down 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.