In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by night’s end, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were wounded 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.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend called to see if we would support this charity event 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 complimentary installation 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 family at Boehmers/Cronin Emery 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.