Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots resonated in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise funds for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from 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 out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my associate called to inquire if we would support this charity event 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 coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Strogen's 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.