On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots resonated in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine members of Dallas law enforcement 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 families. 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 relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner only blocks 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 anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague called to see if we would support this great cause 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 partnered with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.