Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, 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 loved ones.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve the community.”
“When my associate called to see 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 air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.