Red Cross Everyday Hero: Donna Gamble

By Dave Covuroisier

Published 10/24 2016 01:00PM

Updated 10/24 2016 01:00PM

A North Las Vegas city employee who has fostered more than 100 children over the years is a Red Cross Everyday Hero.

"It's easier to nurture a child, than to fix a broken adult."

That's the motto of Donna Gamble.

"I've  always had a passion for helping people and I have a place in my heart for children especially. I think we all can do something to help others."

Gamble believes there is more than one way to be a mother. She should know. She's had scores of foster children live with her over the years and at age 49, even adopted one of them.

"The most rewarding part is the feeling that it gives you to help others and being able to help them and provide the things that they're not able to get through their parents and just the love that they give."

She also is actively involved in Les Femmes Douze  "The Ladies 12" mentoring local girls attending college, and teaching them responsibility and the social graces.

"I started volunteerism when I was a Girl Scout if you can believe it, I was a Brownie and we volunteered. We sang at hospitals, we provided items to those less fortunate and it started a long time ago and I love continuing my journey of volunteerism," Gamble said.

Gamble is humble. She doesn't think she's doing anything special.

"I would just like to encourage others to reach out in the community and help others. If we all do a little bit we can help so many people."

That's why Donna Gamble is a Red Cross Everyday Hero.

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