Fifteen homeless people in Colorado Springs will be inside for Christmas, thanks to a mysterious donor who paid for their motel rooms.

Employees at the Express Inn say the woman walked in Tuesday and paid for four rooms for a week. She insisted they be given to homeless men and women camping along Fountain Creek. The total came to $640.

The woman gave her name as "Linda Craft," though The Gazette newspaper could not find anyone by that name. The woman said God told her to buy the rooms.

One of those benefiting from her help is 52-year-old Steve Sample. He called the gift of a warm bed "a wonderful thing."