On Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 PM The Daniel’s Grace Charitable Foundation sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of its kind in Virginia, The Little Red Mailbox of Hope in Sandbridge near the pier at Little Island State Park.
The mailbox came about in 2014 in Kill Devil Hills offering the community a vessel to spread hope, love and expression through the special journal found within. Founder Sue Goodrich says, “It’s a place to share your thoughts, dreams, feelings or secrets or to just visit what others have left along their journey. Everybody needs a little hope, and helping others also helps ourselves.”
Jodi Newland, Founder of The Daniel’s Grace Charitable Foundation, is the owner of Sweetwater Cuisine. At the age of 32, Jodi’s first husband Daniel died of colon cancer. Jodi asked Daniel what was his biggest life regret, his response was quick and to the point, “I have spent my life living it for me. I didn’t realize that there were people around me that needed my help. Now that I realize it, I am not able. Daniel’s Grace is that promise him – to do what he could not and to repay the countless people who selflessly helped him during his battle.
Sue Goodrich says the box was created as a refuge to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and arrive at a place of peace by the sea. “The angels are guarding it,” says Goodrich, who at a time when she needed hope in her life following the sudden passing of her mother was able to offer others the same. “Like my mom always said, ‘Reach out to others when you feel sad. It’s amazing how much better you feel.’ She was right.”
Together, we hope you will join us in this journey to celebrate Grace and Hope.
See you at the pier.
For more information visit, www.danielsgrace.org.
For any information about the Mailbox itself, please send an email to Thelittleredmailbox5@gmail.com