Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia
Mountain momma, take me home…
Country roads


Even though Julia Grace spent most of her 12 years living in Northern Virginia, she also had a little bit of  ‘mountain momma’ running through her veins…ok actually, a lot!  If you’ve ever been to any of our events that involve live music, you know exactly what I mean.  Inevitably, and without question, ‘Country Roads’ can be heard every single time.

Julia Grace was born in WV in 2002, and lived in Hurricane, WV, until we moved to Northern Virginia in 2003. After she passed away, I knew that the peace, beauty and quiet calm of the mountains of WV is where she belonged.  She deserved the most beautiful, peaceful place there was, and well, WV IS ‘almost heaven…’

Julia was laid to rest in November 2013, near our family cabin, in the beautiful mountains of Marlinton, WV. 

After I started SJGF in 2014, I knew, without a doubt, that it was only fitting to eventually bring the Foundation that honors Julia Grace’s amazing life and legacy to our home state of WV.  We are so proud that this vision and goal, with the help of an amazing TEAM, has come to fruition!

“Team WV” is based in Teays Valley, WV where a team of over 20 dedicated volunteers, which include Julia Grace’s grandparents, are working hard to help WV Raindancers “Dance in the Rain”!

ALL money that is raised in WV stays in WV!  We are so excited to be able to BLESS, CELEBRATE, and LOVE these very deserving, WV families who have found themselves in the midst of a storm with their child.

Here are the Details:

  • As of now, our WV team will be able to serve Raindancer families who live within 30-45 minutes from Hurricane, WV. WOULD YOU LIKE TO REFER A WV RAINDANCER? Please EMAIL SARA at
  • We are looking for individuals, sponsors, donors, schools, volunteers, companies who would like to donate their time, skills & services. Want to Join the Dance?? Click on the “VOLUNTEER IN WV” button.

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