Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united 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 money raised from the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate called to ask if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not 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 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 thankful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Wesley Wood 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.