In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement 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 Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague reached out to inquire if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Teays Valley Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.