Although she was only four, Lauryce still remembers when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Luckily, her family's home survived; but Lauryce learned a big lesson about helping people—and animals—in need. So she and her BFF, Amélie, have started “LIL Hearts” (Living in Louisiana Hearts) to raise money for the local animal shelter.

Lauryce's parents are sponsoring two orphans in Haiti, another place destroyed by storms. Now Lauryce has two purposes: rescuing local pets and helping her new friends in Haiti.