Sam Bloch

Sam Bloch

Founder and Executive Director

Sam Bloch has devoted the past 13 years to post-disaster relief in Thailand, Peru, Cuba, Haiti, the Philippines, Nepal, and most recently in Thessaloniki, Greece. As the founder of Communitere, Sam has created an innovative, community-focused disaster response model that diverges radically from the “cookie cutter” methodology of the international community. Instead, Communitere provides an active, experienced, on-the-ground presence that focuses on providing the resources, processes and tools needed to help the affected community take an active role in the renewal of their own community - Sam brings humanitarian reponse and the maker movement together, by creating a community-identified and community-driven space for innovation.