On July 7th, 2016, 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 Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they hosted 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 out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve the 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 donate our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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.