Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots resonated in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve their community.”
“When my friend reached out to see if we would support this charity 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 collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Freschi 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.