On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, 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 families.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to get involved.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague reached out to inquire if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but donate our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below 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 and family at Church Services, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.