In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend contacted me to ask 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 cooling system with free installation 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 family at Coastal 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.