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Maplewood Rallies to Help Families of Restaurant Collapse Victims

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

June 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Residents and businesses in Maplewood are organizing to aid the families of the victims of the recent restaurant construction collapse that killed one man and seriously injured another.

Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty has partnered with the Maplewood Village Alliance to collect donations in support of the families of the deceased and injured.  For details on the fund, please contact Julie Doran at the Village Alliance at MaplewoodVillageAlliance@yahoo.com or Reed Kean from Keller Williams at  klrw787@kw.com. 

Also, at the Village Alliance's annual "Girl's Night Out" this Thursday evening, TIP JARS will be provided to collect donations for the staff of CODA, as financial aid to the waiters, bartenders, and other employees, while the rebuilding of the restaurant takes place. Please visit http://maplewoodvillagenj.com for event details.

Co-owners Bradley Takahashi and Luke Finn have issued this statement from the CODA family: 

"As you know, a tragic accident occurred last week at Coda. We are devastated by the injuries and the loss of life and our hearts go out to the affected families. We also want to thank the dozens of emergency workers who came to our aid. We will never forget their bravery, professionalism, and compassion. We also appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the community during this trying time and we look forward to serving you again as soon possible."