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A unique event that made national headlines a year ago, was held again Sunday for a new cause.

Cumberland/Central Falls Rep. James McLaughlin and Rep. Robert Nardolillo of Coventry hosted the 2nd Annual Legislative Leap.

The lawmakers jumped from planes, with the help of Newport Skydiving, to raise funds and awareness for the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund.

The event was supposed to take place two weeks ago, but was cancelled due to high winds.

Organizers hosted a similar event last year, which benefited the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

They expected to raise roughly $4,000, which will provide support to the families of the state's veterans. The money came from private donations, as well as Newport Skydiving, which donated $50 for every legislator, family, and staff member, willing to jump.




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