On July 7th, 2016, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was ending when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by the end of the night, nine Dallas officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders united to raise money for the police officers and their families. Dos Jefes, a local bistro, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the proceeds of the dinner and silent auction they held were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
General Manager Tony Polendo of Calvlery Service Experts was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was out for my birthday dinner only blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo recounted. “That night struck a chord for me. As a military veteran, I have the utmost respect for any individual who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve the community.”
“When my colleague called to inquire if we would support this charitable event by merely attending, I wanted to go beyond and 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 free 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 family at Hammond Plumbing & Heating, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the relatives of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.