Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots resonated in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to fundraise for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, 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 relatives.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate reached out to ask if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated 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 chance to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your family at D & K Heating Service Experts, 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.