Don Hampton Conference

The Don Hampton Conference for 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Don Hampton Conference.

The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) presents the Annual Don Hampton Conference & Award Ceremony Conference

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

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:

2014

Art Abrams | Individual Award

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

2015

Clayton (Joe) Solem | Individual Award

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

2016

Glenn Leach | Individual Award

Benton Country Disaster Recovery Coalition | Group Award

2018

H Gayle Lundeen | Individual Award

Iowa United Methodist Conference Chainsaw Response Team | Group Award

2019

Richie Ritter | Volunteer of the Year

Iowa WINS | Group Award

For previous conference resources, click here.