The local/regional response to Hurricane Sandy is beginning to wind down, so few volunteers will be needed in the area.  Intelligence on the scope of the disaster in the NYC/LI/NJ area is still being developed.  Images in the media indicate that the need will be large, but it’s still too early to know how untrained and unaffiliated spontaneous volunteers will be assimilated into the disaster relief effort.  Once that is known and a need is identified, The American Red Cross will use media channels to alert the public.  Prior to that, any volunteers who would like to be placed on a “will call” list and considered for deployment should apply here.