Pistons’ Will Bynum paid electric bill, bought Thanksgiving dinner for Detroit women’s shelter

Oct 30, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum (12) during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time for the holiday spirit to fully kick into full effect. It’s the season of giving and some are more capable of providing for people than others, so it is always nice to see those people do what they can to help those less fortunate.

For Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum, he wanted to make sure hundreds of women in a shelter in his hometown of Chicago would never forget the day.

Bynum stepped up to pay the electric and bout all of the women Thanksgiving dinner, which was an incredible gesture.

From The Detroit News:

He had a Skype date with a few hundred women in his hometown Chicago, who wanted to thank Bynum for his unexpected donation of more than $3,000 — which took care of the electric bills for Clara’s Place and Clara’s House, and Bynum paid for a Thanksgiving dinner for the two women’s shelters.

Bynum saw that Clara Kirk, founder of the West Englewood United Organization, was behind on the bill and stepped up, without provocation, without intending to be acknowledged publically. The Chicago native, who grew up in one of the roughest parts of the city, knows the statistics like he knows his own.

“(There are) 116,000 homeless people in Chicago,” Bynum said, “and 56 percent of them are women. These women aren’t homeless because they don’t have a job, but they’ve been in domestically-abusive relationships and don’t have anywhere to go.”

Hats off to you, Will Bynum.

This is the kind of thing we like to see over the holidays.

Topics: Detroit Pistons, Will Bynum

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