Speakers and supporters gather for the start of a fundraiser to support Miracle Hill on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in Tallahassee, Fla.

The lofty $1 million goal to help stave off a possible sale of Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hasn’t been reached. 

A special committee, made up of several members of the Primitive Baptist Church and others, raised more than $102,000 by mid-August and set a Sept. 20 target goal date.

At this point, fundraising continues without a disclosed deadline.

Rev. Ernest Ferrell, pastor at St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, chairs the committee of religious leaders based in Tallahassee and throughout the state. When asked how much has been raised, Ferrell declined to comment. 

He instead issued a one-page statement saying that the community would “be surprised” when they decide to announce the total. 

“When the kick-off fund drive started with an amazing one hundred thousand dollars in pledges and cash, we knew that the campaign fund was well on its way. We are still receiving funds and are encouraging all of our Primitive Baptist Churches and supporting members from across the country who have not sent in their $1,000 donations or pledges to please send it in immediately. We will reach our goals when everyone pitches in and helps.”

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Uncertainty surrounding fundraising efforts and the potential sale of the 120-bed facility points to clear division among the leadership within the Primitive Baptist Church and Miracle Hill. 

While committee members say fundraising efforts will make a difference in Miracle Hill’s fate, some disagree. 

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