Ann Wolfe helps victims of hurricane Katrina

09.09.05 – 8-time World Champion Ann Wolfe says she has been assisting and visiting with victims of hurricane Katrina at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Currently, more than 4,000 people are being housed there. Wolfe is particularly helping out the kids by feeding them, spending time with them, as well as opening her home and gym as a place to get away..

Wolfe was scheduled to fight her first man in Biloxi, Ms. October 15, 2005, but that event has been postponed.

Wolfe says she is now turning her focus on helping the hurricane victims to rebuild their towns. Wolfe's spokesperson Dana Venard said, "Biloxi has done so much for Ann, and New Orleans is like home for her, so now she wants to give back." Wolfe is planning to hold several exhibition matches to raise money. Her first stop will be Austin, then San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and possibly outside Texas.

Ann said when she walked into the Convention Center many of the victims recognized her right away. She said suprisingly most of them wanted to know about her fighting Laila Ali.

Wolfe said she spent three days visiting, laughing and folding clothes.

Ann told them that they can make it, just like she did. “I can relate to a lot of what they (the hurricane victims) are going through being homeless and having nothing. It makes me realize just how much God has truly blessed me. I can talk to them and tell them that I have been there, and there is a chance for them to start over” said Wolfe. "I know I can't save everybody, but if I can save a couple of kids or do my hands-on part then I know I've done a piece of the puzzle to help these devastated cities and people rebuild."

Article posted on 09.09.2005

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