In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Chaos 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 came together to fundraise for the police officers and their loved ones. 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 loved ones.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was at my birthday dinner less than a mile away from the terrible events of that evening,” Polendo remembered. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve their community.”
“When my friend contacted me to ask if we would support this charity 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 coordinated with Lennox to auction off a new heating and cooling system with installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the chance to have participated in such a worthwhile event,” Polendo said.
From your friends at Komfort Air, 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.