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‘Soundgarden’ Frontman Chris Cornell Travels To Greece To Help Refugees

Following the London screening of The Promise, Chris Cornell swapped the luxury of the red carpet for an emotional visit to a refugee camp over the weekend.

Cornell hopped on a flight to Anthens, Greece, to tend to the needs of innocent refugees.

The rock star – as well as his wife – is the founder of the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation.

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The charity aims to help innocent children around the world, especially those who face poverty, homelessness, neglect and abuse.

Chris travelled to the Eleonas Camp in the Greek capital with his family and the International Rescue Committee.

The Soundgarden frontman is very passionate about helping kids in need due to his own childhood experiences.

The foundation, which has been running since 2012, explains,

Having had personal experience of what it means to be a vulnerable child, Chris is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others.

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The rocker himself has spoken out about how much the foundation means to him, saying,

I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to make a career doing something I love. Not every kid gets those opportunities. I’m in a fortunate position to use music to support important causes that help foster change.

Cornell headed to the Afghan camp in order to listen to the stories of those living there.

He listened to refugees recall their traumatic escapes, as well as what it’s like to be separated from their parents.

Cornell uses his celebrity status to raise even more money for refugee kids.

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He’s auctioned special meet and greets with himself and his fellow band members.

Chris wrote the theme song for The Promise, and attended the showcasing alongside George Clooney last week.

The film, which stars the likes of Christian Bale and Oscar Issac, follows the story of the Armenian genocide.

The rocker tweeted this snap from the event: