About Us

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Welcome to Plumbers Without Borders!

We are a grass-roots group effort, totally volunteer-driven. We extend an open invitation to anyone wishing to help us develop, whether it be with social media, organizational structure, partnership formations, project recommendations, news stories, fundraising, committees, and educational outreach, your participation is important!

Our formation:

Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, local Seattle plumbers and members of the Northwest Washington Chapter of IAPMO and the Cascade Chapter of IAPMO announced the formation of Plumbers Without Borders.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Our mission:

To connect volunteer plumbing and mechanical tradespersons with organizations committed to increasing access to safe water and sanitation. PWB is building an online database network of volunteers, organizations and projects. We believe that by connecting plumbing volunteers with organizations and their projects, everyone benefits, and we move closer to reaching the ultimate goal of improving health in all communities, worldwide.

Our Vision:

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation – where senseless suffering and disease is eradicated by the implementation of appropriate plumbing and sanitary systems.

Training and education, in the prevention of water-borne diseases, and the implementation of safe and sustainable sanitary systems is critical to building and improving local capacity in all communities, whether developed or developing.

All building trades and related services are welcome and needed.

Our Global Database:

The 3 main components of our global database are:

  1. Volunteers
  2. Organizations
  3. Projects

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A brief history of our first 5 years and Annual Reports :

2015 Annual report (with a brief history of our first 5 years)