After serving over 600 meals locally after Hurricane Sandy hit, the New Bedford branch of the Salvation Army is deploying volunteers to New York to help with recovery efforts.

Three New Bedford area volunteers are taking a Salvation Army “canteen truck” to storm-battered areas, providing meals, drinks, and emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Major Gil Parkhurst tells WBSM News the volunteers will be in New York for a while.

Randy Cardoza, Vincent Livingston, and Steve Bouley are the three men volunteering their time and services in order to help those left without power, transportation, and shelter after the superstorm made landfall in New York and New Jersey last week.