Citizen of the Week: Tony Morgan

Many people know Tony Morgan as the student ministry pastor at Dalton First United Methodist Church or as a substitute teacher in local schools.

But the staff and clients of City of Refuge know him as a volunteer who helps out in every way he can.

"He is the first to say yes to an opportunity to serve and the last to leave," said Whitney Cawood, director of marketing for City of Refuge, which provides services to low-income families, including transitional housing, a food pantry, a clothing store, education programs for both children and adults, and hot meals.

"Pastor Tony has served in several capacities such as bringing youth to do projects like painting, landscaping and cleaning," said Rick Harris, assistant director of City of Refuge. "He volunteers in the youth ministry. He served on meal teams and occasionally drives vans. He promotes (City of Refuge) on social media and when he serves as a substitute teacher in the school system."

Cawood said Morgan "just notices things and then provides for them. For instance, when he helped with the parent orientation event we had, he noticed the need for a microphone and brought that for us to use."

For his volunteer work at City of Refuge and for all of his efforts to make Dalton a better place, the Daily Citizen-News names Tony Morgan Citizen of the Week.

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