In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to raise money for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate contacted me to see if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC 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 chance to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Norrell Service Experts, 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.