Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 3/24/15


Pepper: Bright Stars of Bethlehem

-Rich and Beth from Bright Stars of Bethlehem
-SALT Kissing Booth, March 29th 2:00-4:30
-Cesar Chavez Day Workers Rights Pilgrimage, March 31 at 5:00pm
-Pepper March 31st, Kids Alive International
-Camp Positions
-Canstruction Competition, April 8, who can build the best canned structure out of canned items
-Interfaith Relations Interview, first two weeks of April
-Share C4C page by looking up Color 4 a Cause
-Donor Relations Outreach Document. Indicate if you have made initial contact, schedule a meeting and/or delivered the information packet to donors on the Google Doc below:
-Give receipts to Katie! Put money given to you for donations to Katie or put in SALT Mailbox in Chapel

-Update: $8,262.33 raised thus far!
-Children Served: 132
-Average walk to secondary school in Afghanistan? 3.35 miles
-How did Ah Fisal lose his left leg? Car Accident
-What percent of disabled adulrs are unemployed? 70%
-How many children have been served by ALTSO since working in Afghanistan? 1,591
-Get into Groups
-Check back in at 10:20pm

Have a great night!

Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Pepper Tonight at 9:00 PM, SALT at 9:30 PM

Hello again,

Tonight representatives from Bright Stars of Bethlehem will share with us stories from their ministry in Palestine and how you can get involved. This Pepper starts at 9:00 pm in the Hearth. 

We will also continue to move forward in The 400 Movement at 9:30 pm

See you there!



Monday, March 23, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Staff Application Due Tuesday by 9:00 PM

Hello SALTers,

I hope you've enjoyed your Monday. Just want to remind you that if you want to be on SALT Staff next year that the application is due by Tuesday at 9:00 PM. 

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions. 



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[Salt-l] Free Basketball, Free Food, and a Free Shirt

Hello friends,

No, this is not for the NCAA tournament, but volunteers are needed this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the LBAA tournament in the ARC. 

You will be fed and receive a free shirt. Please sign up at the link below if you are interested in helping and are available.

See you all at Five Guys,


PS This is different than the ushering volunteering that we signed up for at the SALT meeting. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 3/17/2015


Tonight we had our Pepper talking about SALT Staff positions that a SALTer can apply for next year! Below are the links to our wiki page, which gives descriptions about each SALT Staff job, and the form to apply for a SALT Staff position for next year! 

-Logan from Lambda Chi
-Cesar Chaves Day Workers Prayer Vigil, March 31st 4:30pm
-Pepper March 24th Bright Stars of Bethlehem
-Staff for next year: fill out google form listed above by next Tuesday March 24th
-SALT Chair and WRC Chair Nominates: Shannon Segin and Katie Bernabei
-Five Guys Fundraiser TOMORROW!!! Pick up the slip of paper that says "I am here for the fundraiser" so that 25% of each receipt collected is donated to the WRC

30 Years WRC Presentation
- 1996: Partners in Healing

Devotion and Prayer

-Meet in groups
-Sign up to sit in harassment hall tomorrow from 10-1
-Sign up to volunteer for the LBAA on March 19th
-Raised so far: $5,402.18
-Total children saved: 86
-Church Blitz: Zack Bruick
-Partner Event with MSA- April 3rd
-Battle of the Marks- April 10th
-C4C- May 2nd
-Campaign shirts are in!! Suggested donation of $20 and a thank you for doing is the Campaign shirts. SALTers should try to donate $62.50 for their t-shirts.
-Winners for Photo Contest Announced

Have a grrrrreat night!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

Monday, March 16, 2015

[Salt-l] Table in Harassment Hallway for Five Guys Fundraiser

Good Evening Team,

My apologies for all the emails, but I wanted to see if there were two SALTers willing to sit at our table in Harassment Hallway from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM tomorrow?
If you are able and willing, please email me back directly. I will be able to join but not until noon. All you need to do is pass out flyers for our Five Guys Fundraiser.

Thank you all and have a wonderful evening!

God's Peace,

Cogan Blackmon

[Salt-l] Submit your travel stories to the VIA THIS WEEK!!!!

Hey friends, 

We hope you all had a great break, whether you were relaxing at home or traveling around the world!  Did you do some traveling over break and have cool photos or stories to share?  Submit them to the VIA by THIS Sunday, March 22 at midnight!! This deadline is also for anyone who still hasn't gotten a chance to submit pictures or stories/poems/written work about your travels.  We've gotten some awesome submissions so far and can't wait to see more!! Don't forget to submit your photos to this address AND to  Also remember that we're also very interested in photos and testimonies by international students about life in Valpo!!  Let us know if you have any questions!  The photo submission form to fill out with any pictures is attached.  We are looking forward to seeing what Valpo students have been up to all over the world!!  This Sunday at midnight!!


Hannah Heagy & Marissa Schmidt
2015 VIA Editors

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius

[Salt-l] Staff Interest Pepper Tuesday at 9:00 pm

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a restorative break and that you are ready to enjoy the next eight weeks. 

If you are interested in being on SALT Staff next year, please attend a Pepper Tuesday at 9:00 pm in the Hearth. 

Our staff positions include PR Chair, Social Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Editors of the Shaker and the VIA, Service Coordinators, Spring Break Trip Coordinators, and many others. 

And of course we will be continuing our work with The 400 Movement at 9:30.

See you all there and let me know if you have any questions. 



Sunday, March 15, 2015

[Salt-l] Five Guys Fundraiser this Wednesday!

Welcome Back Team!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and energizing break. It has been awesome to see pictures of SALTers traveling all of the world!
As we get back into the swing of things, I wanted to send out a reminder about our Five Guys Fundraiser happening all day on Wednesday.

Here's how it works: Bring in a flyer, eat a delicious burger and fries, and Five Guys will donate up to 25% of the proceeds to The 400 Movement.
We have to get the word out! There will be a Facebook event coming out tonight. Please share the post and encourage friends to go. The flyers are attached to this email and you can show it from your phone on the day of!

This is the easiest fundraising event we have; however, in order for it to be successful we have to spread the word and bring as many of your friends who are not in SALT as possible! Thank you in advanced for your help with this event.

It is exciting to be back on campus and to begin working on the second half of the campaign. A little update... we have broken the $4,000 mark!
Have a wonderful evening and a great start to your week.

God's Peace,


Monday, March 09, 2015

[Salt-l] on letting our light shine

This bit of wisdom just came through my email.
See you soon.
Pr. Jim
James Wetzstein
University Pastor
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630

see when I'm free @

Begin forwarded message:

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."                                                                           

 ~  Dwight L. Moody