Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise funds for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, 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 families.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate contacted me to inquire if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and not only attend, but give 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 honored and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Strand Brothers Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.