On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas officers 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 families. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their loved ones.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve their community.”
“When my associate called to inquire if we would support this great cause 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 air conditioning system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Becht/Givens 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.