The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy in Richmond has honored John Horejsi, a Vienna resident and founder and coordinator of Social Action Linking Together (SALT), as one of the top 30 Social Justice Makers in Virginia. A Northern Virginia citizen nominated him for the award: Robert Stewart, an Ignatian Volunteer.
In making the nomination, The Virginia Interfaith Center took into consideration Horejsi’s years of dedication in advocating for the most vulnerable in the community and state. For many years, Horejsi has volunteered his services with Fairfax County’s Advisory Social Services Board, with the Fairfax Alliance for Human Services, and with charitable activities, such as Catholic charities.
During the past 25 years in his efforts to advance the common good, Horejsi demonstrated leadership, persistence, forbearance, tolerance, charity of spirit and effectiveness through Social Action Linking Together (SALT), the organization he founded in 1983. SALT began as a small group of concerned citizens and has grown to a network of over 1,200 social justice volunteers. Membership in SALT is open to any person committed to social justice and advancing the common good, and willing to join in state and local faith-based advocacy.