#DoSomethingGood: Austin Landing honors two for volunteerism

Miami Twp. Detective Dan Wessling, winner of the Community Impact Award. CONTRIBUTED
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Miami Twp. Detective Dan Wessling, winner of the Community Impact Award. CONTRIBUTED

Miami Twp. Detective Dan Wessling and Tom Gunlock of RG Properties were recently honored for their good work in the community.

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Each year the Austin Landing Community Authority recognizes two people with the #DoSomethingGood Volunteerism Award. The honor marks “exceptional commitment to supporting the Austin Landing Charitable events efforts,” according to a news release.

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Tom Gunlock, winner of the 2017 Good Samaritan Award. CONTRIBUTED

Tom Gunlock, winner of the 2017 Good Samaritan Award. CONTRIBUTED
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Tom Gunlock, winner of the 2017 Good Samaritan Award. CONTRIBUTED

Det. Wessling was awarded the Community Impact Award for work benefitting the Montgomery County Police Memorial Fund.

“It was clear that Dan was not only surprised to win the award, but he was completely honored and even emotional,” Cheryl Dillin, Austin Landing events strategist said. “When we see this big guy in uniform get down on his knees and give a little kid a high five or a hug…we’re the ones who get choked up and feel honored to have a guy like Dan on our team.”

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Gunlock received the Good Samaritan Award for his fundraising efforts toward the Fisher House, a guest home for patients and their families on the Dayton VA Medical Center campus.

“Tom is the epitome of a good samaritan,” said Kayla Long, marketing manager at Austin Landing. “He is a natural teacher and leader, philanthropist and all-around class act.”

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The community is encouraged to nominate candidates for the Community Impact or Good Samaritan awards at www.austinlanding.com/DoSomethingGood.

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