In early July, a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest was coming to an end when shots rang out in Dallas. Mayhem ensued and by night’s end, nine Dallas police officers were wounded and five lost their lives.
Within days, Dallas business owners and community leaders joined forces to fundraise 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 hosted were given to the fallen and injured officers and their relatives.
Calverley Service Experts General Manager Tony Polendo was more than honored to help.
“I was at my birthday dinner only blocks away from the events of that horrible evening,” Polendo said. “That night struck home with me. As a military veteran, I have complete and total respect for any person who wears a uniform in an endeavor to protect and serve our community.”
“When my associate contacted me to inquire 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 installation included at the Dine for Dallas Blue event. Check out the pictures below of the installation.
“I am both honored and appreciative for the opportunity to have participated in such a wonderful event,” Polendo said.
From your friends and family at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts, 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.