Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by night’s end, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate contacted me to ask 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 heating and air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.