At 5 years old Levi told his mother he wanted to “clean the ocean”. With the help of his mom and community organizations, the 1st organized cleanup for Downtown New London on 06/26/12019 resulted in 40 people picking up over 140 lbs. of trash. Levi has volunteered at the free Gales Ferry Thanksgiving celebration with people who didn’t have anyone to spend the holiday with and continues sharing meals with the needy when he travels. With his birthday money and help from friends, family and a host of donors, Levi assembled 160 “blessing bags” (70 male, 70 female & 20 children’s bags) to hand out to people at the city’s soup kitchen, the New London Community Meal Center. The family created an assembly line to fill each bag with 2 pairs of wool socks, hats, gloves, scarves, a blanket, toiletries etc.
Levi was named “Ambassador of New London” at 5 years old. Levi’s mission from the beginning has been to keep trash/litter from the ocean, beaches, parks and streets.
In August 2019, the CT Maritime Heritage Festival connected Levi’s Clean Up Crew with sailors from the U.S.S. Sioux City during their visit to New London. The Naval “Crew” teamed up with Levi’s Clean Up “Crew” to help downtown shine.
We are honored to celebrate the achievements of Levi Chappelle as our Jr. Marshal!