Homes for Our Troops, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Baxter Healthcare Corporation Party with a Real Purpose

​For Immediate Release
August 3, 2012

For more information,
contact Marlene McDowell
Park Ridge, Ill. — Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization that provides homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001, is the charity of choice for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ (AANA) annual “Party with a Purpose.” The party will take place on Sunday, August 5, during the AANA’s Annual Meeting, August 4-8, in San Francisco, Calif.
“Supporting Homes for Our Troops as the recipient for this year’s party with a purpose is important to our organization because the AANA history is deeply rooted in military involvement.  As an organization that was established during wartime, AANA and nurse anesthetists take great pride in providing anesthesia care to the service men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom,” said AANA President Debra Malina, CRNA, DNSc, MBA. “What better way to say thank you for all you’ve done and welcome home than to give money to an organization that helps veterans and active duty soldiers purchase a home.”
As many as 3,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other Annual Meeting participants are expected to attend the party and make contributions to Homes for Our Troops.  Eligible Veterans or service members may receive a Veterans Administration Specialty Adapted Housing Grant up to a maximum amount $63,780. Homes for Our Troops’assistance covers all costs over and above this grant to ensure that the home is provided at no cost to the recipient.
Each year, the AANA partners with Baxter Healthcare to raise proceeds for a charitable organization in the host city of its Annual Meeting.  In years past, “Party with a Purpose” has generated thousands of dollars and scores of donated items for previously selected charities in other cities. 
“Party with a Purpose” will be held:
Moscone West Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, Calif.
Sunday, August 4, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.​
Marlene McDowell, (708) 337-1968​
Onsite Interviews:
Representatives from AANA, Baxter Healthcare, and Homes for Our Troops will be onsite for interviews.​
About Homes for Our Troops
Established in 2004, Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 510(c)(3) organization that is committed to helping those who have unselfishly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.  Homes for Our Troops assists severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. For more information visit

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