Step Up for THE VAULT in Kofu’s fight against Covid.

Fundraising campaign by Mike Gibbons
  • ¥405,522
    raised of ¥5,000,000.00 goal
8% Funded
17 Donors

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An institution of Kofu’s ex-pat and international community has been befallen by hard times. The Vault has been a staple of Kofu’s downtown for 19 years but a global pandemic that is heading into its third year and numerous lockdowns have taken their toll. After going deep into debt to survive and the banks saying no more owner, Mark Major, has few options left to keep the iconic bar afloat.
I make this appeal on Mark’s behalf having been a regular at The Vault for 15 years. Like so many others, on arrival in Kofu one of my first stops was The Vault. I was introduced into a group who quickly became friends and I also met my wife there.
Birthday parties, wedding parties, graduation parties, World Cup and Halloween parties are all held on a regular basis at The Vault and it was always disappointing to turn up and see the ‘Private Party’ blackboard in front of the door.
The pandemic hit hard and has had a huge effect on our lives. Mark has worked tirelessly to build a business that has and can be enjoyed by all, but without your help he stands to lose everything.
We are making this appeal to anybody who has ever lived in Kofu and visited The Vault. Maybe you met your wife, husband, partner or made new, life long friends there. We ask all, please help us keep this community alive and thriving.
Any amount will help and be greatly appreciated. If you cannot help financially please share this story far and wide to bring the Kofu community, old and new, together to help The Vault pull through.

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Donors

  • Yusuke Josiah
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
¥20000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2022
Amount Hidden
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2022
¥50000.00
May 17

Campaign now in Japanese. Thanks to H (you know who you are).

Update posted by Mike Gibbons at 05:35 am

甲府の外国人コミュニティや国際的なコミュニティにとって重要な存在であるバーThe Vault(ボルト)が、苦境に立たされています。The Vaultは19年間、甲府の繁華街の中心的存在でしたが、3年目に突入した世界的な新型コロナウイルスの大流行と数々のロックダウンの犠牲となりました。生き残るために多額の負債を抱え、銀行からもうだめだと言われたオーナーのマーク・メジャーには、この象徴的なバーを存続させるための選択肢がほとんど残されていません。15年間The Vaultに常連として通ってきた私は、マークに代わってこのファンドを立ち上げることを決めました。The Vaultは、(他の多くの人と同じように)私が甲府に到着して最初に立ち寄った場所でした。そこで知り合った人たちとはすぐに仲良くなり、妻ともそこで出会いました。誕生日会、結婚パーティー、卒業パーティー、ワールドカップ、ハロウィンパーティーなどが定期的に開かれ、ドアの前にある「プライベートパーティー」の黒板を見ると、いつもがっかりしたことを思い出します。パンデミックは私たちの生活に大きな影響を与えました。マークは、誰もが楽しめるビジネスを構築するためにたゆまぬ努力を続けてきましたが、皆さんの協力がなければ、すべてを失うことになります。私たちは、The Vaultを訪れたことがある人なら誰にでも、このことを訴えたいのです。もしかしたらThe Vaultで奥さんや旦那さん、パートナーに出会ったり、生涯の友との時間を過ごしたのではないでしょうか。どうか、このコミュニティを維持し、繁栄させるために、ご協力をお願いします。どんな金額でもかまいません。もし、金銭的な援助ができない場合は、このストーリーを広く共有し、甲府の新旧コミュニティーが一丸となって、The Vaultの存続のために力を貸してください。よろしくお願いします。

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17 donors
  • Yusuke Josiah
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
¥20000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2022
Amount Hidden
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2022
¥50000.00
  • Marjorie Major
  • Donated on Jun 27, 2022
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  • Federica Chiarle
  • Donated on Jun 25, 2022
¥12.00
  • Eric Reyes
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2022
¥10000.00
  • Eric Reyes
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2022
¥100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 12, 2022
¥23000.00
  • 11 111
  • Donated on May 29, 2022
¥10.00
  • Zeke P
  • Donated on May 17, 2022
¥2500.00
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¥405,522
raised of ¥5,000,000.00 goal
8% Funded
17 Donors

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