In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders came together to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, 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 families.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague reached out to inquire if we would support this great cause 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 collaborated 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 honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Broad Ripple Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.