In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise 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 put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to get involved.
“I was out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have absolute respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend contacted me to ask if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than 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 cooling 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 chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at BW/Cook 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.