- WRC Campaign Kickoff Feb. 6
- The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the “salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13). Taking seriously this call, SALT students develop and practice a Christian theology of social action, and raise awareness and encourage a Christian response to social justice issues.
As an essential part of this mission, SALT partners with both international and local communities in order to address critical needs within those areas. Every year for the past two decades, SALT has selected a specific project in need of funding and organized a fund-raising campaign around it known as the World Relief Campaign.
This year’s campaign is “Shui 2 Go! Pipeline to the People,” to help bring clean water to the rural Yunnan Province of China. Shui (pronounced “shway”) is the Chinese word for water. The campaign kicks off the weekend of Feb. 6 with a tea house Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Union’s Campus Café, the World Banquet Saturday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 in the University Ballroom (Harre Union) and the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services at the Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 8th, when Rev. James A. Wetzstein, associate university pastor and advisor for SALT, preaches.
The goal is to raise $15,000. Donations can be made by check to “Valparaiso University” with “Shui 2 Go” in the memo and mailed to the Chapel, c/o Barbara Hoover, 1600 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso IN 46383.