In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise 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 put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred 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 effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate reached out to inquire if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and not only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Stevenson 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.