Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots resonated in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise funds 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 loved ones.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend contacted me to see if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at D.A. Bennett Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.