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New Bern Red Cross volunteers return home after helping Superstorm Sandy Victims

By Valentina Wilson
Published On: Nov 21 2012 09:24:32 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 09:31:29 PM CST
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Red Cross volunteers from New Bern who went to New York to help Superstorm Sandy victims are back at home.

Seven volunteers had been helping out on Staten Island. They worked out of a food truck that was supplied with hot cooked meals from a New York Baptist Church.

Red Cross Captain Ralph Aviles said they served about 12,000 meals daily.

"We would show up with hot cooked meals for lunch, and between all those drivers was probably 6,000 hot meals for lunch; and you'd distribute them to the'd go back and they'd load you back up for dinner, another 6,000 meals," Aviles said.

The group volunteered for 10 to 14 days in New York.