He started at 2 a.m. and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start cleaning the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work.
Then word spread about Gwynn's solo actions and his community responded in a big way. Matt Block saw Gwynn's story on the news and decided to give him his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible. Not only that, Local businessman Bob Briceland learned of Block's gift and decided to extend a year of free auto insurance coverage. Then Medaille College offered him a full scholarship to study business in the fall.