Five Element Martial Arts BOUGHT OUR BUILDING!

Five Element Martial Arts BOUGHT OUR BUILDING!

From Kore Grate

We are BUYING our BUILDING and closing on December 18, 2014! Donate to be a part of our NEW HOME! FEMA has been offering classes to the community in martial arts, self defense, empowerment and peace for over 25 years

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Update #17

about 3 years ago

WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! Today was the last day of our fundraiser and we did it BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU who believe in us and support what we do! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! And if you are in Minneapolis, please drop by for a GROUP HUG and FREE CLASS!

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From Renting to Owning: Our Legacy Secured

In the past 25 years, FEMA has moved FIVE times into rental spaces, each time we had to move FEMA has paid out-of-pocket from  $4000.00 to 11,000.00.  We tried to buy a building twice, but the prices were high, the down-payment was 20% and the properties needed at least another $50,000.00 in updates and remodeling.  We moved into our current space in October 2011 and spent over $7000.00 to make it our own.  Our landlord found out this year that he has a terminal illness and wants to sell us the building at below market value.  It's a sad situation, as he is a wonderful landlord, we are deeply moved that he is helping secure FEMA's future in this venture.  Your contribution to this campaign will make our school finally have a Home.  Thank you for your support! 

NOTE: FEMA is listed under FEMINIST ECLECTIC MARTIAL ARTS-dba Five Element Martial Arts & Healing Center as a 501c3.  All donations are tax deductible. 

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #18

WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! Today was the last day of our fundraiser and we did it BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU who believe in us and support what we do! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! And if you are in Minneapolis, please drop by for a GROUP HUG and FREE CLASS!

Kore Grate commented on a blog post:
about 3 years ago
THANK YOU SO MUCH to EVERYONE who Helped us REACH OUR GOAL!!!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #17

We still have 10 more days to reach our goal! If you can donate that would be great! And, THANKYOU to the 82 people who have donated already!

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about 3 years ago

Update #16

Coming into 2015, we are grateful for each moment we are here on this planet, doing what we love, and sharing what we know. Happy New Year to All! You are invited to attend our ANNUAL MISOGI (Cleansing for the new year) January 7 WED 5:00-9:00 PM (Potluck 8-9).

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #15

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us BUY OUR BUILDING!
And THANK YOU to Bill Zuelhke, may you rest in peace knowing you were the best landlord we ever had. We will celebrate your life with dear memories of when we first began moving in October 2011, and every day you helped us to have the best DOJO ever!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #14

We have 18 days left to reach our goal! Please donate xoxoxo

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #12

Today is the DAY! December 18th 10:00 AM we are closing on the purchase of our DOJO! We still need to raise more funds to help with all the costs involved, so please consider donating whatever amount you can, and know you can write that off from your taxes for 2014.
Love, Shifu Kore'

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #11

Happy Holidays to you and yours from FEMA!
We are closing on our building December 18th at 10:00 AM!
Happy Holidays to you and yours! And please keep promoting our fundraising so we can reach our goal by January 1st!

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about 3 years ago

Update #10

Little did I know when I started martial arts in 1981 with my dear teacher, Dr. Alex Feng, in Berkeley, Calif., that I would be typing on a computer in Minneapolis, MN to fundraise for a building for my very own dojo that has been in existence for the last 25 years!! Well...here we are, and we have 61 people who have helped us thus far. We have 23 days left to raise the remainder of our goal: be a part of our building our future.

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #9

Happy Holidays from everyone at Five Element Martial Arts & Healing Center! We close on our building on December 18th. xoxoxo
Thanks to all of our supporters we have almost reached our goal!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #8

Thank you to 57 donors, we have raised 13, 180.00 to date!
We still need to reach our goal of $20, 000 by January 1st. Please help spread the word to HELP US BUY OUR DOJO!
And HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Note; Donations are tax deductible, FEMA is a 501c3 non profit organization

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

We have reached over FIFTY PERCENT of our GOAL! Please help us reach 100%!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Only 38 days left to reach our goal! Any amount will help!
Please donate and be a part of our Legacy!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Mobile update

We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary November 14 & 15! Check Facebook for more info!

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

We are now over $3000.00! Our goal is $20,000 by January 1st! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/five-element-martial-arts-buying-our-building .

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

Thanks to our supporters we have raised ten percent of our goal!
Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/five-element-martial-arts-buying-our-building .

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

We are still raising funds to Buy our Building! Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/five-element-martial-arts-buying-our-building .

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Kore Grate posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly to BUY OUR DOJO! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/five-element-martial-arts-buying-our-building

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