Don Hampton Conference

The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) presents:

The 2024 Annual Don Hampton Conference and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 19, 2024

More information to come

This event is an annual gathering for those who are called upon to help when disaster strikes. Whether you are helping to prepare for, respond to, or recovery from disaster events in your community and beyond the Iowa Disaster Human Resources Council invites you to attend. Generally, the audience is comprised of faith-based and community organizations active in disasters, long-term recovery committee members, individuals who assist with disaster case management, emotional and spiritual care, and a myriad of other activities to assist families, emergency management personnel, and state and federal partners.

Don Hampton Service Award

Nominations are not yet open for the 2024 Don Hampton Service Awards

The IDHRC recognizes outstanding Iowans who have responded in times of disaster to provide aid to their fellow citizens. Don Hampton was a founding member of the IDHRC, an avid volunteer helping countless families recover from disasters, a champion for the disaster response and recovery community. Don portrayed selfless dedication while serving those in need throughout our state. This award celebrates others who strive to be champions in times of disaster. 

Previous Award Winners:


Len Murray | Individual Award

GoServ Global | Group Award


Joanie McMahon | Individual Award

Des Moines County CERT | Group Award


Joanie McMahon | Individual Award

Des Moines County CERT | Group Award


Kelly Thompson | Individual Award

La Linea de Ayuda | Group Award


Elaine Haugen | Individual Award


Richie Ritter | Individual Award

Iowa WINS | Group Award


H Gayle Lundeen | Individual Award

Iowa United Methodist Conference Chainsaw Response Team | Group Award


Glenn Leach | Individual Award

Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition | Group Award


Clayton (Joe) Solem | Individual Award

The Iowa Egg Council, The Iowa Poultry Association, & The Iowa Turkey Federation | Group Award


Art Abrams | Individual Award

Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) | Group Award

For previous conference resources, click here.