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Ferrell Foundation Holds Prayer Brunch

Ferrell Prayer Brunch
Posted at 12:01 AM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 19:56:34-04

Tallahassee, FL (WTXL) -- About 30 people gathered Saturday morning in Tallahassee for the Ferrell Foundation Prayer Brunch. The event raised money for the foundation and scholarships for local children.

It was at FAMU DRS High School.  The goal was to bring together the community after all the violence in the nation this month.  The Ferrell Foundation commemorates the memory of Jonathan Ferrell who was shot by police in Charlotte after a car accident in 2013.

"I want to bring everyone together," Jonathan's mother Georgia Ferrell said. With all the things that have been going on, all the killing, all the police killing, I want everyone to know we have to come together. We can talk about it, but we have to be about it. Raising money today to help others, help kids go to school. We want more kids to get out, see what's going on and work with the system." 
 
Jonathan's brother Willie also helped with the breakfast and introduced the speakers such as sheriff candidate Tommy Mills and former Charlotte detective Garry McFadden. 
 
"Jonathan always wanted to help everybody no matter who it was and no matter what the situation was,"  Ferrell said.  "He always wanted to do different things to figure out the gap between alot of stuff." 
 
Jonathan's mother said Jonathan actually wanted to be a police officer. 
 
"We all are one," Georgia Ferrell said.  "We have to fight this fight together."
 
To give to the Ferrell Foundation (850) 728-6576 or go to https://www.facebook.com/Jonathan-A-P-Ferrell-Foundation-Inc-1705340939744465/