Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots rang out in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise funds for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “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 the community.”
“When my friend contacted me to inquire if we would support this charity 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 coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and air conditioning system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a incredible event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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.