In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos 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 joined forces to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, 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 loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague contacted me to ask if we would support this charitable event 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 heating and cooling system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.