Pulling support from more than 1,500 local affiliates scattered across the country, Habitat for Humanity works to build housing for those in need. The entity encompasses more than 70 national organizations across the globe and assists more than four million people. It relies extensively on help from volunteers and supporters, one of whom is Lyle Harrison. The founder and owner of Wolf Creek Cabinets in Lacombe, Alberta, Lyle Harrison provides financial contributions to bolster the Habitat for Humanity mission.
Habitat for Humanity hosts an annual conference, Habitat on the Hill, in Washington, DC, where attendees gain knowledge on issues pertaining to the group. Participants can also network with others and learn about affordable housing opportunities from the organization. Speakers at the 2014 conference will focus on such critical topics as energy efficiency, foreign aid, and housing for veterans.
Those who attend the Habitat on the Hill event can come to specific workshops and meetings in Congressional offices. The event in 2013 saw more than 250 homeowners, volunteers, staff, and board members take part in more than 300 meetings with politicians in Washington.