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Valor Vacations®, one of the programs offered by Restoration Ranch Colorado, was started in 2021 by Kathryn Severns Avery. Her husband, Christopher, was killed in 2020 by three robbery suspects fleeing from Lakewood (Colorado) Police. Knowing she would be unable to use her vacation rental while pursuing justice for her husband, she offered time at the property to the Lakewood PD. Because of the ongoing judicial proceedings, the offer was passed to West Metro Fire. The program has expanded and now vacation rental owners, hotels and resorts across the country donate stays at their properties to Valor Vacations®. Stays are offered to all stakeholders and their families at a substantial discount.

Here’s How the Program Works

  • Vacation rental owners, resorts, and hotels (properties) donate stays to Restoration Ranch Colorado which lists available properties and dates on its Valor Vacations® website.
  • Prospective guests are vetted and must provide proof of eligibility before receiving a unique code to access the secure Valor Vacations® website.
  • Stays are offered to guests at discounts of 25 – 50% of the fair market value.
  • Guests review properties offered on the Valor Vacations® website. To secure their desired vacation, using the message box to the right of the property description on the website, they send us an email with their name, contact info, property name, and their desired dates from the available dates listed in the description. Messages sent after hours by prospective guests are answered the next business day.
  • Vacations offered are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Valor Vacations® contacts guests to confirm the stay via email or to let the guest know the property is unavailable. The link to make the suggested donation for the vacation is included in this email.
  • Guests contact the property donor to complete their reservation.
  • Any required security deposits and cleaning fees are between the guest and property donor.
Donations received through Valor Vacations® reservations are used to fund the ongoing programs of Restoration Ranch Colorado, a 501(c)(3).

Because the donations made by guests to Restoration Ranch Colorado in exchange for a vacation are less than the fair market value of the offerings, they are not deductible according to IRS guidelines. For more information go to
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/eight-tips-for-deducting-charitable-contributions.

For more information on donating time at your vacation property to the Valor Vacations® program, or for information on how you can access the Valor Vacations® program, please contact us at vv@restorationranchcolorado.com or (303) 216-2989.