Vicky Cornell, Toni Cornell, and Toni Karayiannis returned to Eleonas Camp in Athens, Greece on Friday. to #KeepThePromise.
Karayiannis wrote on Instagram, “Thank you Eleones for your amazing work and for letting us be a part of it today! Our Greek hospitality , love,shines again!”
Project Elea is a group of volunteers from around the world who have come together to work collaboratively with the residents of Eleonas Refugee Camp in Athens to improve living standards and community well-being. Approved by the Greek Ministry of Migration and working independently within the camp, the project is a long-term one. In addition to providing basic services such as food & clothing distribution enormous emphasis goes into creative engagement through a varied schedule of activities (10-12 per day) focusing on education, sports, culture, environment and skill-sharing for both children and adults. The objective is to make the endless time residents spent at the camp more pleasant, positive and productive. Our vision is to help create an environment of peace, stability, with a strong sense of community and pride as well as to empower the refugees to stand on their feet so that they can begin rebuilding their lives and their families on solid foundations, with hope and inspiration for the future.
Chris Cornell and his family visited refugees at Elonas Camp just a month before his death in April.
— Vicky Cornell (@vickycornell) September 9, 2017
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 9, 2017
Spent the day with refugee families & IRC @ Eleones refugee camp in Athens.This family was fired upon from 2 borders. Baby lost for 2 days pic.twitter.com/Otnt1bNIwB
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) April 10, 2017