Earlier this month, Vicky and Toni, 13, visited Greece to check on the refugee camps their charity group has been aiding.
“Chris and Vicky launched the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation five years ago to help support vulnerable children,” a family spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “Last spring, before Chris passed, he and Vicky toured the Eleonas refugee camp to educate themselves on the plight of the world’s most at-risk children and their families. This hasn’t stopped since Chris’ passing, and Vicky vowed that she and her family would keep the promise and continue the philanthropical work they started in 2012.”
On their latest trip, which took place Sept. 5-12, Vicky and Toni returned to the Eleonas refugee camp, as well as visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp “to start a pilot program for health and education for refugee children and continue to raise awareness on their behalf,” the family spokesperson added.
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Cornell was 52 years old when he was found dead in his Detroit hotel in May. The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer is survived by Vicky; daughter Toni and 11-year-old son Christopher; and daughter, Lily, 17, from his previous marriage.
In addition to the family’s work with refugees, in July, they launched a music therapy program at Childhaven, a nonprofit in Cornell’s hometown of Seattle that serves children and families who have experienced trauma.
“This is just the beginning as the family is currently in the process partnering up with other great non-profits to continue to honor Chris’s legacy,” adds the family spokesperson.