On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by the time everything calmed, nine members of Dallas law enforcement were hurt and five lost their lives.
Within a week, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise money for the police officers and their loved ones. Dos Jefes, a Latin-Asian tapas restaurant, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the funds raised by the dinner and silent auction they put on were given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the horror that occurred that evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any person who wears a uniform in an attempt to protect and serve our community.”
“When my friend called to see if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to do more than only attend, but contribute our time and effort as well.”
Tony and the Calverley Service Experts team collaborated with Lennox to auction off a new HVAC system with complimentary installation at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Stark Services, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas law enforcement community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.