A message regarding Coda Kitchen & Bar

A special message from our friends at Coda Kitchen & Bar, Keller Williams Midtown Direct and The Maplewood Village Alliance.

In the aftermath of a restaurant construction collapse that killed one man and seriously injured another, residents and businesses in Maplewood are quickly organizing to aid the families of those men.

Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty will be partnering with the Maplewood Village Alliance to establish a fund to collect donations in support of the family of the deceased. There is an immediate need for funds to pay for the funeral expenses. Information on how to donate can be found below.

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.

Additionally, the Village Alliance’s annual “Girl’s Night Out” will take place this Thursday evening where 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. Event details here: Girls Night Out

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.”

How to Donate

Should you wish to donate by check, please make them payable to:
Maplewood Village Alliance – Chen Family Fund
All donations will be tax deductible and a receipt with the applicable EIN # and Charitable Tax ID numbers will be issued when donations are received. Checks should be mailed to:
MVA
PO Box 1360
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Attn: Chen Family Fund

If you prefer to donate online, here is the link allowing you to make your donation:
https://www.umojawa.com/project/chen-family-fund

As with donations by check, all donations through this online crowd funding site are tax deductible and donors will receive a receipt with the the necessary EIN/Charitable ID numbers. Of note, 100% of all donations made through this site will go to the Chen Family. An anonymous donor has agreed to cover the cost of all processing fees.