The BCCW, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by two United Methodist ministers in 1984.  It is now run by lay people and is completely ecumenical.

Each year over 40 homes are repaired throughout Baltimore County during the third week in July and at other times throughout the year.  Homes are suggested by the County Department of Social Services or Department of Health, food banks, churches, personal referrals, etc.; sites are then prioritized.  The number of sites on which work is performed in any year depends on the number of volunteers, their expertise, the magnitude of each project, the weather, and BCCW's finances.  (In 2023, the week will be JULY 16 - 21, 2023, our 40th year.)