Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my colleague called to inquire if we would support this charity event by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and not 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 complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Golden Seal 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.