Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise money for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, 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 less than a mile away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague reached out to inquire if we would support this great cause 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 installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Pardee Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.