On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
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 only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate contacted me to ask if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC 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 chance to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Climate Control Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.