Susan Sarandon is the latest Hollywood celebrity who has responded to the refugee crisis in Greece, visiting Lesvos to lend a hand and see first hand how the crisis is impacting people.
Sarandon Tweeted a farewell to New York City when she departed for Athens yesterday, not revealing her destination.
Bye Bye NYC pic.twitter.com/eA6smIYnyC
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) December 15, 2015
Today, she tweeted a photo of a propeller flight to Lesvos, the Greek island that has become “ground zero” for the European refugee crisis— “One my way to Lesbos,” she wrote.
On my way to Lesbos pic.twitter.com/Ctmh36BFGN
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) December 16, 2015
Although her whereabouts haven’t been made public, nor has she publicly announced any volunteer activity on the island, she was spotted in a Facebook photo with Apostolis Paraskevopoulos, a well-known volunteer on the island who is coordinating a massive effort with other volunteers, in the village of Skala Sikamnias, where thousands of refugees pass daily.
Skala Sikamnias is also the village where several Greek grandmothers went viral when a photo of them nursing an infant refugee. Sarandon follows numerous celebrities, including Homeland star Mandy Patinkin, who have visited the island.
Sarandon is just as well known for her films, as she is for her extensive volunteer work in New York City and throughout the world. She traveled to Nepal when the deadly earthquake struck there. She also volunteers at the New York City Rescue Mission, where she helps feed homeless people.