On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise funds for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at 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 absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague contacted me to inquire 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 coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling 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 opportunity to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Peachtree Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.