Philippe Theise

Philippe Theise is a writer based in Brooklyn. He partnered with Jaime Jordan and Katie Honan, the co-founders of Rockaway Emergency Plan, to profile activists who used social media to help provide relief and reconstruct homes after the hurricane.

Ford Sypher and Team Rubicon

Ford Sypher knows something about closing a circle, making a healthy return. When I asked the former regional director in Team Rubicon, the organization of U.S. military veterans devoted to disaster relief, to elaborate on his description of the group’s dynamic—“We’re providing service to those most in need—while helping save ourselves,” Sypher told a reporter…