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 a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend contacted me to ask if we would support this great cause 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 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 possibility 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 relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.