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).

Friday, February 27, 2015

[Salt-l] Keeping in step with The 400 Movement over Spring Break

Hey Salters,

I hope this message finds you all well.
I wanted to send out a reminder and some information to you all.

Continue the 3 Ms of this movement wherever you go!
  • Media - Tell everyone you can about The 400 Move​​ment, how it will spread social justice and why you are passionate about it. Break may be a time away from social media and if it is, enjoy the time. But if you are still checking tweeting and posting over break, give the WRC some love!
  • Money - Don't be afraid to ask those at home (family, friends, church family) to support this campaign. Once they know what its all about, it will be hard to find someone who doesn't want to join this movement.
  • Motivation - Rest, relax, and get re-energized. Take some time to reflect on the work and ministry that SALT is doing. The eight weeks after break will go extremely fast and we will need all the motivation we have to finish out The 400 Movement as strong as possible. Continue to pray for the children who will be served from this Campaign and for those who are working along side of you.
Attached to this email is a Google Drive Folder that has all the information that you will need while on break, including: The 400 Movement PP, Fact Sheet, Guide on how to have a conversation about supporting the WRC, Case Statement, and other informational pieces.

Have a wonderful break and safe travels to wherever you are headed. 

God's Peace,

Cogan Blackmon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Post (up to) 4 photos with your 400 Movement sticker and spring break adventures to Instagram with the hashtag
‪#‎400SALTSpringBreak‬ and at @valposalt

All photos will be eligible to win in the following categories:
- SALTiest - Most Adventurous - Wackiest - Greatest Group - Artsy Fartsy

Winners receive a $10 Gift Card to Uptown Cafe!
The esteemed Grace (last year's SALT Chair) will be our judge!

Boring but important info:
Ends on Monday March 16th 8am CST
Social Media Platform: Instagram
Submission Rules: Tag @valposalt and #400SALTSpringBreak to have your photos considered! (By submitting photos to this contest they have the potential to be used in future SALT 2015 WRC promotions. No more than 4 submissions per person.)
Picture Requirements: Include 'The 400 Movement' sticker.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 2/24/15


-Lambda Chi Alpha Cribathon
-Fight for 15 Prayer Vigil, March 31st
-Staff Pepper, March 17th
-Education: Sharing the word over break
-5 Guys Fundraiser, March 18th
-LBAA Event, March 19
-Liturgical Institute, April 13th-15th
-Kite Flying Date, TBA
-Church Visit Day, March 29th
-St. Ts Weekend and Dinner, TBA
-Partner Event with MSA, TBA
-Battle of the Marks, April 10th
-C4C, May 2nd

Prayer/Devotion- Zach

30 Years of SALT Presentation

-Total thus far: $2,578
-Total children served: 41
-Graph comparison between last years campaign and this years campaign
-Education group's presentation; presentation will be shared via google docs so that you can share it with others during Spring Break
-Photo competition over Spring Break! More information will be available soon.
-Donor Packets: Sign up to partner with a donor relations group member to give the packet to the donor and speak to them about our campaign.


Have a great Spring Break!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] SALT Tonight at 9:30 in the Hearth

Hello friends,

If you need a break from your studies or the cold or both, come join us in our work for The 400 Movement. Tonight we can help give children the mobility they need to be self-sufficient and move forward in life. 

See you at 9:30 in the Hearth. 



Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Salt-l] Refugee Camp Experience Today in the Community Room

Hello friends,

I strongly encourage you to go through the Polvaisar Refugee Camp Experience put on by the Red Cross Club of Valparaiso University. The experience runs until 8:00 pm today in the Community Room of the library.

It is truly a powerful experience and will help you gain at least a little insight into the lives of the millions of people in our community living as refugees. You will even hear stories from current Valpo students who have lived as refugees. 

Blessings to you as you finish up this week.  



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 2/17/15


-Apply for a scholarship to work as a volunteer in Ecuador
Apply by March 1st

-St. Baldrick's Pageant, Feb. 22 12-2pm, talk to Caleb Rollins if interested in participating

-OE Gala Volunteering on March 14th 6-11:30pm, sign up to volunteer if in the area during Spring Break!

-Fight for 15 Prayer Vigil

-LSTC and Pizza, February 21st at 5:45pm on the 3rd Floor of ASB 

-Thursday February 19th, the Red Cross Club is hosting a refugee camp simulation. Come if you want to learn about refugee camps and the experiences of refugees! It is open from 8am-8pm and is an open house! Stop by on Thursday! It is core approved!

-Get receipts to Katie ASAP and let her know if you will be spending money or have spent money already

- Send pictures of the Coffeehouse to Emily Owens (

-Letters: Over 60% of the money we raise is from writing letters. So please send more letters to family and friends!

-Education: share the word over break!

- If you have any connections to churches in the valpo area let Zach Bruick ( know so we can connect with them about the WRC


30 Years Presentation
-1990, Picking Up the Pieces

- Over $450.00 raised at the Coffeehouse
-Total thus far...$2,105!
-That means we have served 33 children
-T-shirts: WRC/30 Years
-Work in groups!

-Find a one-on-one!

Have a great night!

Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

Monday, February 16, 2015

[Salt-l] A Tuesday Full of Social Justice

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying the beauty of our frozen campus. 

I just want to let you know about the numerous events happening on Tuesday that might be of interest to you. 

Realizing the Dream in Northwest Indiana: Civil Rights Forum, 6:00 pm in the Union Ballrooms

Jihad: Fact or Fiction presented by MSA, 7:00 pm in Arts and Sciences Building 231

Prayer Vigil for Chapel Hill, NC Shooting Victims, 8:30 pm in the Chapel

Pepper on International Internship Opportunities, 9:00 pm in the Hearth

Thank you very much for all of your kindness and service. Enjoy your Tuesday full of social justice!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

[Salt-l] Chapel View Lounge This Week

Hello friends!

If you have not already, please check your schedule for your availability to work at SALT's table in Chapel View Lounge this week. We really need people there to advertise the coffeehouse. It's going to be a blast! 

Thank you!


Molly Hetzner
Valparaiso University '15
Political Science Major
Peace and Social Justice Minor
Valparaiso University Dance Marathon Director of Fundraising
Valparaiso University Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor
Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) Service Coordinator
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Vice President
Valparaiso University College Democrats Vice President
Order of Omega - Gamma Mu Chapter
Alpha Lambda Delta - Valparaiso University Chapter