Does a lone drop consider its impact when it cascades into the ocean?

Each drop may go unnoticed amidst the vast expanse of the sea, much like the humble pennies and cents donated by generous souls from around the world. Yet, just as every ocean is but a multitude of drops, the cumulative effect of small donations can be an overwhelming torrent of generosity.

Picture this:

Maria, retired and living off her savings, could afford to give only a smidgen every month. It was a sacrifice from her limited resources, but she was determined to donate. Each day, she would evade her nonessential expenses, steadfastly collecting the saved pennies. Though small and seemingly insignificant, Maria’s dedication mirrored a drop persistently shaping the rock, serving as an inspiration for others in her community to start their collection of goodwill.

Similarly, meet Tom, a spirited schoolboy. Unraveling the joy of giving from his favorite comic book, he began contributing the earnings from his neighborhood chores. It wasn’t much - a few coins – but his diligent giving led his little friends down the same path. Together, their collections became a steady stream fueling our mission.

Such stories reflect the power of cumulative giving. It might seem like a small change, but its reverberating impact is unparalleled:

  • Faith in Unity: Each donation, however slender, adds to the collective fund, impacting numerous lives when gathered over time.
  • Shared Responsibility: When more individuals start contributing, it fosters a sense of collective ownership and shared responsibility toward the betterment of society.
  • Resilience: Small, consistent donations forge a shield of resilience during turbulent times, providing uninterrupted support for the cause.

Indeed, charity is not measured by size. Like the minute pebbles that fortify the majestic mountain, like the solitary notes that compose a symphony, it is often the smallest actions that culminate in the most significant shifts.

So, as you weigh the worth of your contribution, remember: single drops make vast oceans. An incremental yet consistently offered donation has the power to influence change incrementally, a change more profound and long-lasting than a one-time grand gesture.

Never refrain from doing your little bit, for you might underestimate the transformation it could unleash.


As you navigate this email amidst your daily routines, consider the transformative impact your help can make in many lives. Silver City Gospel Mission’s work stretches across multiple lifelines, from the warmth of a soup kitchen to the safety of a women’s shelter. We’re not just giving food, clothing, or shelter; we’re providing hope.

Every month, your recurring donation could:

  • Fill a bowl with nourishing food for someone grappling with hunger.
  • Stock our food pantry to support families striving to feed their children.
  • Keep our clothing bank equipped to lend dignity to those in need.
  • Operate our women’s shelter, offering refuge from the storm.

You can be part of this transformative journey of compassion and shared humanity with a small recurring donation. It’s not about the magnitude of the donation; it’s about the consistency of the act, the regular affirmation that we are our brother’s keeper.

Stand with us today on this compassionate voyage and create enduring change. Step forward, act, donate, and help us sustain this crucial lifeline to Silver City’s most vulnerable. Every dollar makes a difference; let’s be the change we wish to see in our community.


Randy Salars
Silver City Gospel Mission Director

Click here to donate now

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option above this to the right, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a simpler option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. Send your information to and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

It has come to this editor's attention that people are sending information to the Grant County Beat Facebook page. Please be aware that the editor does not regularly monitor the page. If you have items you want to send to the editor, please send them to Thanks!

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—

Feel free to notify if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.