On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague called to ask if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and 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 heating and cooling system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.