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, April 14, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 4/14/15

-Pepper: Fr.John from St. Augustine's House
-Pepper next week: A will for welfare

-Islam Awareness Week April 13-16
-Swishes for Wishes Saturday 18th 10am-1pm
-For the bible tells me so, Saturday 2pm
-Lip Sync Battle with Day Spring, talk to Abbi Blake ( if interested!
-April 28th 9pm


30 Years WRC Presentation: 2005 Project Peanut Butter

-4,000 Week Total: $9,228.77
-Total thus far: $20,896.50
-Children served:335
-Update from St. T's Weekend: Over a thousand dollars raised
-Color 4 A Cause: May 2nd
-Monday May 4th - Donor Thank You Reception/Campaign
-Why is movement a necessity in your life?

Have great and a wonderful week!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Pepper with Fr. John and SALT in the Community Room

Hello friends, 

We indeed will have Fr. John from St. Augustine's House join us for a Pepper this evening at 9:00 pm in the Community Room. He will chat with us about his life as a Lutheran monk and his practice in urban ministry. 

We will then keep working in The 400 Movement to serve children in Afghanistan and continue to learn how to best fundraise and raise awareness. 

See you in the Community Room at 9:00. Enjoy the day! 



Monday, April 13, 2015

[Salt-l] Collecting Offering for ILS Tomorrow at Noon

Good Evening Salters,

My apologies for sending this message out to you all so late.
Tomorrow we are collecting the offering at the ILS service for The 400 Movement. 

I am still in need of 2 Salters that can help with collecting! The service starts at Noon and shouldn't take longer than an hour.
Please respond directly to me if you are able to help!

Thank you and have a wonderful night.

God's Peace,

Saturday, April 11, 2015

[Salt-l] St. Ts Weekend

Good Morning Salters,

What a week! $4000 week was a huge success and a special thanks goes to MSA, Christ College, and the generosity of many others. Thank you all!

Today we have an event at St. Ts. We will be meeting in front of St. Ts at 3:45 to set things up. Mass starts at 4 and we will just be talking with folks after the service. Please join us if you are able!

Have a great Saturday,


Thursday, April 09, 2015

[Salt-l] $4,000 Week Accomplished and Surpassed

Good Evening Salters,

Total from $4,000 Week - $9,083.77

Total overall for The 400 Movement - $18,623.00

Christ is on the move in us so that we can help others move. 
Thank you all for your amazing effort, dedication, and generosity. 
Battle of the Marks is tomorrow. If you can help please come to the SOS at 11AM and help setup. The event starts at 11:45 AM in Founders.

Have a Blessed Night,

Cogan Blackmon

[Salt-l] CC Sings and Qdoba Fundraiser!

Good Morning Team!

We have raised $3,249 so far this week. We are so close to our goal! Continue to be generous and encourage others to be generous!
Today we have two events going on:
  • CC Sings - Come see either Professor Smith or Professor Western perform karaoke at 7:45 in the refectory in Christ College. Vote for which professor you would like to see perform by donating to their jar in CC
  • Qdoba Fundraiser - Grab as many friends as possible and go over to Qdoba to enjoy some Mexican-American food and support The 400 Movement. The flyer needed for this event is attached to this email and also available in harassment hallway. Please spread the word about this event.
With less than $800 to go, continue to ask others to join this movement and help give children a leg up on life.

God's Peace,

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

[Salt-l] Philanthropy 101 @ 7 PM in the Hearth

Hey Team,

Just wanted to send a quick reminder that tonight is our educational event - Philanthropy 101 featuring Beth Ann Deadmond from ALTSO.
If you have any inclining to continue the work that we do in SALT, this is a great event to attend and learn more about working in the non-profit sector.

This will also give you a chance to hear an inside prospective of the work that ALTSO does around the globe.
Please join us this evening and spread the word to friends! The event is Core 5th Hour Approved.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 4/7/15


- Proud to be Valpo Service Stories 10:30-1:30pm
- Islam Awareness Week April 13-16
- Kick it for the KiDs Sunday 1-4pm
- Swishes for Wishes Saturday 18th 10am-1pm
- Bags Tournament Friday 7-9pm
- Possible Pepper Next Week


30 Years Presentation: WRC 2001- Got Land?

St. Theresa's this weekend:
Saturday at 4 pm 
Sunday at 8 am
Sunday at 10 am
Sunday at 9 pm

If you can be there, let Cogan know ASAP!

Total this week: $2100.52
To Go: $1899.48

Total raised thus far: $11,577.25
Total children served thus far: 185

Philanthropy 101- Wed at 7pm in the Hearth
CC Sings- Thursday at 8pm in Mueller Commons
Qdoba Fundraiser- Thursday starting at 11am
Battle of the Marks at 11:45am in Founders

1.) Christ is on the move and so are we
2.) #proudtobesalt

-If you or someone you know is having issues with email Nate at

-Make sure all checks at made to Valparaiso University
-Make sure money that is donated gets to Katie Bernabei

Have a great night and keep spreading the word!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Proud To Be SALT Day!

Hello Salters,

Today is our day! It is our day to be generous and to be proud of the work that God is doing through The 400 Movement.
I encourage you to be more generous than you ever dared to be.

So for this day: wear your SALT gear, make a donation either online or at our meeting tonight, and spread the word about your support and encourage others to do the same!
As for tonight, Campaign shirts will be available for all who donate today and we will get a group picture!

Join the movement and spread the word that we are #proudtobeSALT.

See you all tonight!


[Salt-l] SALT in the COMMUNITY ROOM at 9:00

Hello friends,

If you are able, please join us for some food and fun at 9:00 pm before we start working for The 400 Movement at 9:30 pm. 

Notice that tonight's meeting is in the Community Room of the library. Thanks and see you all there. 



PS In case you didn't notice, tonight's meeting is in the Community Room. 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

[Salt-l] $4,000 Week // A Week of Generosity

Good Morning Salters!

Christ has risen and may the celebration continue!
As you all are aware, we are in the midst of our $4,000 week. Attached to this email is the list of all our events. Please come out to all that you can make it to and spread the word!

We have a large challenge in front of us, but remember that generosity is a human obligation, as well as a Christian one.
Therefore trust in Christ that he will work in us and others. Give more than you ever thought you could. Encourage others to do the same. 

Be full of love and let us work to make the entire body healthy and whole, as Ephesians 4:16 suggest.

1 Week; $4,000; 64 Children

God's Peace,
Cogan Blackmon