On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise funds for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague contacted me 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 complimentary installation 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 family at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.