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New leadership at Alpena Salvation Army

Farewell event Sunday for Kevin and Amy Cedervall

ALPENA — Major Kevin and Captain Amy Cedervall of The Salvation Army have been transferred to Kansas City, Missouri, effective Sunday.

“We have loved our six years here in Alpena, this community has been one of the most caring and connected that we’ve had the privilege of serving in,” said Captain Amy Cedervall. “While we are excited at what our new appointment holds, we will definitely miss Alpena.”

There will be a farewell event from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Salvation Army at 722 N. 2nd Ave.

Major Prezza Morrison will follow the Cedervalls to head up the agency here in town. Morrison has served The Salvation Army as an Officer for over 35 years. She has a degree in Pastoral Ministries from Olivet Nazarene College.

Morrison has served The Salvation Army at appointments in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri including an appointment as an instructor at The Salvation Army College for Officer Training (Seminary). Most recently she has served in Livingston County for five years and eight months.

Morrison also had the honor of serving The Salvation Army in many disaster service operations in the Midwest including New York after September 11, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and tropical storm Rita.

Morrison has four children: Prezza Rene Duncan, Daniel/Lindsey Duncan, Cecily/Brent Gaines, and Michael Labbee. She has two granddaughters: Lyla Gaines and Emma Duncan. She is originally from Michigan and enjoys music, reading books and working with youth.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in God’s name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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