Welcome to the Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council



The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) brings together faith-based, non-profit, and voluntary agencies as well as private sector and government agencies to foster a more effective response and recovery for the people of Iowa in times of disaster. Building disaster resilient communities is an all-inclusive task. When we work in cooperation together we expedite recovery, alleviate suffering, empower those impacted and build a strong and resilient Iowa.  The IDHRC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, Charitable Organization and is a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). The IDHRC also serves as the state's Citizen Corps Council. 



Our Mission

To coordinate a holistic approach to disaster recovery by maximizing public and private resources, thereby providing an efficient system that can address immediate and long-term physical, spiritual and emotional needs of impacted citizens.

Quick Links:

IDHRC Role in Disasters

IDHRC's Disaster Role in Iowa 


The IDHRC has specific roles in the Iowa Emergency Response Plan to support Emergency Support Functions:

  • ESF-6: Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services
  • ESF-8: Logistics Management 
  • Donations & Volunteer Management Annex


The IDHRC strives to provide this support with: 

  • Local Long Term Recovery Committee support and development 
  • Convene and Coordinate members
  • Utilizing networks effectively
  • Identify unmet needs
  • Collaborate to use membership to locate and develop resources
  • Collect and share information – where are members working, what are they seeing, unified message
  • Educate –best practices, where & how to assist, needs, gaps, connections

Don Hampton Conference and Award Ceremony





The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) presents

the Annual 

Don Hampton Conference 

& Award Ceremony




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 Years Conference and Award Winners:








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