Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, 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 money raised from the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was out for my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague reached out to ask if we would support this great cause by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with free installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below 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 Rob's Albertan Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas Police Department and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.