In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, 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 relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve the community.”
“When my friend called to ask if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not 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 heating and air conditioning system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Levy & Son Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.