To the surprise of many South Brooklynites 5 buildings in the Gowanus Houses had been without power since Sandy flooded the city. The group Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) reached out to the community asking for volunteers to help Saturday with delivery of food and water to residents living in buildings without power.  They also asked volunteers to help refill prescriptions for those who were unable to leave the housing due to elevators being unavailable. At the same time as FUREE was requesting support from the community, the National Guard rolled into Gowanus Houses to provide assistance. The National Guard and all volunteers worked together to provide for those in need.