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 from all walks of life come together in community to embody the Christian call to be the "salt of the earth" (Matt. 5:13). SALT helps students develop a passion and practice of social action. SALTers reflect God’s love for people by cultivating the skills of community organizing, awareness raising, and fund development. SALTers are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities.
Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 9:30 p.m. when classes are in session. Meetings take place at the Harre Union. Like us on Facebook to keep up with our events.
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For the 30th anniversary of the World Relief Campaign, the Social Action Leadership Team is partnering with A Leg To Stand On to bring mobility to 400 children in Afghanistan by providing Prosthetic Limbs, Orthotic Devices, Mobility Aids, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Repairs & Adjustments. By helping these children gain movement, we are giving them the potential to achieve mobility, in all aspects of life, which can lead to equality and justice. Join SALT in bringing mobility to children who are in great need through The 400 Movement.
SALT has set a goal to raise $4,000 for the week of April 6th. Here are the remaining events: "Philanthropy 101" at 7 p.m. Wed., April 8, in the Union Hearth Room. CORE 5th Hour Approved. Learn about work in the nonprofit sector. Thursday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Qdoba Fundraiser. Bring one of the splecial flyers to Qdoba in Valpo and a portion of the sales will be donated to the WRC. The week concludes on Friday, April 10, with "Battle of the Marks," an event at 11:30 a.m. at the Founders Stage featuring President Mark Heckler vs. Provost Mark Biermann.
See the World Relief Campaign page to learn more about the campaign and to donate.
Below: Scenes from the 2014 Color 4 a Cause 5K, the biggest fundraiser for the World Relief Campaign.
Love travel? The 2014 Valpo InterAction (VIA) magazine is out! Pick up a copy on campus or view it and past issues on our VIA page.
The Spring edition of the Shaker, SALT's quarterly newsletter, is available on campus now.
You can also read back issues of the Shaker:
November 2013 edition
Chair- Caleb Rollins
World Relief Campaign Chair- Cogan Blackmon
Passions Groups Co-Coordinators- Mary O'Brien and Shannon Segin
Service Co-Coordinators- Molly Hetzner and Chris Barnes
Shaker Co-Editors- Sarah Slothower and Jillian Holtzer
VIA Co-Editors- Hannah Heagy and Marissa Schmidt
Alumni Relations Chair- Kayla Logan
Chaplains- Zach Bruick and Phil Feldwisch
Historian- Abbi Blake
Christian Ministries Network Representative- Samantha Schmidt
Social Chair- Heidi Binder
Secretary- Ashley Long
Spring Break Service Trip Coordinator- Chelsea Kiehl
Public Relations Chair- Nate King
Color 4 a Cause Director- Nate King (assisted by Zach Bruick)
Crop Walk Coordinator- Karl Anliker
Treasurer- Katie Bernabei
Digital Media Designer- Tobiah Meinzen
Advisor - University Pastor James Wetzstein, "Pastor Jim"
World Relief Campaign events:
See the World Relief Campaign page for more info.