Three days after America celebrated Independence Day, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots echoed in Dallas. Chaos ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas police officers were injured and five lost their lives.
Within a few days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to raise money for the police officers and their relatives. Dos Jefes, tapas bar, hosted “Dine for Dallas Blue” and all of the money raised from the dinner and silent auction they hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to join the cause.
“I was celebrating my birthday dinner a few blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night really struck home for me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for anyone who wears a uniform in an effort to protect and serve our community.”
“When my colleague reached out to see 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. Take a look at the pictures of the installation.
“I am both thankful and appreciative for the possibility to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your family at Epperson Service Experts, we are truly sorry for the loss of the Dallas police officer community and for the loved ones of Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa.