Ridgefield native the Rev. Wayne Lavender, Ph.D., has spent the last week and a half visiting Mozambique, Africa, as a guest speaker at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Mozambique. While there, he also met with leaders to further discuss how the non-profit organization he founded, the Foundation 4 Orphans (F4O), can further help transform the lives of orphans.
Upon his return home, F4O, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises awareness and resources to help orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and around the globe, will hold a special fundraising event Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lounsbury House at 316 Main St. in Ridgefield. The event will include music, hors d’oeuvres, a presentation by Lavender and a special guest speaker from Africa.