The strangers also left a note, saying they hoped she could use the money but it would eventually run out. However, they asked her to read a passage from Gospel of John in the Bible.
“Actually I have started reading my Bible and I started exactly where they told me to,” Vanorden said.
“She's a very hard worker ... She's a very good worker here at Golden Corral," said Gail Sizemore, one of the managers.
Vanorden said she already used some of the money to buy Christmas gifts for her 3-year-old son. She plans on using the rest to pay bills.
"I would just like to let them know that I appreciate it. Thank you,” Vanorden told WYMT. “It really helped out. I just like that there are still good people out in the world that do things like that.”