The search for a missing toddler in Tulsa had reached into its third day Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Venice's mother, Rhea Smith, and her family were desperately doing all they could to find the child. They gathered volunteers at Hunter Park in South Tulsa to give them posters to pin up all over town.
After two sleepless nights, the Smith family was feeling helpless and thought the posters were the least they could do.
"Just please help bring my daughter back," Rhea Smith said. "I mean, I appreciate everything everybody's doing, but just please continue to help until she's back home."
The Smiths have been spreading the word about Venice's abduction on Facebook, and the response has been overwhelming for Venice's grandfather, Rick Smith.
"You, it brings tears to your eyes," Rick said, as he really did fight back tears. "It's very heart-warming."
While they know police are doing all they can, the Smiths were searching for any way they could help.
"We don't know how to react," Rick said. "We're just doing what we think is best to help get her home."
And they were hoping their community would be behind them.
"You never know when something like that's going to happen to you," Rhea said. "You know, pay it forward. It always comes back."
Meanwhile, the Smiths continued to plead with Venice's father, Justin Lampkins.
"You've made a mistake, and I think you need to redeem yourself and bring this young lady back home where she was happy," Rick said.
But until Venice is home safe, all they can do is cling to hope.
"We believe that Venice is going to come home and this will end," Rick said. "And we'll continue to have them hopes, and we'll continue to fight until we see her again."
Justin Lampkins was last seen driving a Chevy S-10 pickup truck described as a pea-green color. It has a Creek Nation license plate, with the number A1645. Lampkins may be with a pregnant woman.