In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise funds for the police officers and their families. 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.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to help.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner only blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck home with 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 associate called to ask if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and 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 heating and air conditioning system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at McKinley Heating Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.