In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to get involved.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “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 our community.”
“When my associate reached out to inquire if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team partnered with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling 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 wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Jack Nelson Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.