In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was concluding when shots echoed in Dallas. Panic ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to fundraise for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Tony Polendo, General Manager of Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile 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 endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague called to ask if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to show our support to not only attend, but give our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Below are a few pictures of the installation.
“I am both grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Donelson Air Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the family and friends of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.