From left,Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House owner Tom Harri, Texas Avenue School Literacy Coordinator/Vagabond Event Coordinator Julie Craig, Atlantic City Board of Education Director of Operations Atiba Rose Sr., CRDA Director of Planning and Development Lance Landgraf, Marc Ludwig of Ludwig Financial/ Allstate, Texas Avenue School Principal LaKecia Hyman, Vice-principal Bohdan Christian and Stephanie Cohen of Operation Warm, join students, Neymar Cortes-Sandoval and Daliana Nestor.

ATLANTIC CITY – Ludwig Financial partnered with Operation Warm and Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House to provide brand new winter coats for students in Atlantic City.

Fundraising goals were surpassed with a total of $20,000 raised and 1,000 new coats given to students at Texas Avenue  Sovereign Avenue school. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority donated $1,000 for the cause. CRDA employees donated an additional $360 toward the effort.

“The CRDA takes pride in our community outreach, especially at this time of year,” CRDA Executive Director Matt Doherty said.

Several CRDA employees, along with other volunteers, were on hand to distribute the coats to the Texas Avenue schoolchildren on Friday, Dec. 14.


CRDA Director of Planning and Development Lance Landgraf with Humza Rahman.

Tom Harris of Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House with Kenny Tran and Dere Devora Lopez.


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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.