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Hydro Systems, a world leader in chemical dispensing equipment, software and services, announced Dan Lopez, lead supervisor for Superior Building Maintenance of Fishkill, New York, as the Hydro Frontline Heroes contest winner. 

In a corresponding move, Hydro Systems donated $2,500 to Lopez's food bank of choice, the John Flowers Foundation, in Poughkeepsie, New York.

“Over the last several weeks, we’ve highlighted cleaning professionals who are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus and make personal sacrifices to protect others,” says Cheri Maat, vice president global marketing at Hydro Systems, in a press release. “We’re so inspired by Dan’s dedication, along with all of the other Hydro Heroes who have helped make the world a cleaner, healthier place. We’re proud to support a local organization that is helping to feed families and individuals during this crucial time.”

Lopez and his crew at Superior Building Maintenance were called into action to clean and disinfect a group residential home for the developmentally disabled where several residents and staff had contracted COVID-19. He spent multiple days properly disinfecting the space, providing everyone with a clean, safe environment and peace of mind. Once the job was complete, Lopez continued to lift spirits by donating some of his own money to the group home so residents and staff could have a pizza party.

“I’m honored to have been recognized by Hydro Systems and want to thank them for supporting the work of cleaning professionals and the John Flowers Foundation,” says Dan Lopez.

The Hydro Frontline Heroes campaign celebrated cleaning professionals going above and beyond expectations during the global pandemic. In addition to the overall winner, the campaign recognized 10 weekly winners who helped limit the spread of coronavirus, each receiving a JBL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.