Latest in DIY foreign aid: Plumbers Without Borders? | 

I figured this must be some kind of joke when I first heard about it.

But no.

It’s not a joke. It’s also not yet a legally recognized charitable organization, which gives me pause, and may just be another example of a humanitarian solution in search of a problem. We’ll return to that in a moment, after the following news report:

Here is Seattle’s KING TV’s story on some locals launching a new organization they are calling “Plumbers Without Borders

Okay, let’s first assume these folks who are starting Plumbers Without Borders, Domenico and Carmela DiGregorio of West Seattle, mean well. Continue reading