In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united 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 hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck a chord 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 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 contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Midland Air Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.