SHERIDAN — Local nonprofit Uprising recently honored a few individuals and agencies at the Ball of the Wild for their work in confronting human trafficking this year.

According to nonprofit leaders, the event that took place Oct. 27 raised more than $50,000 and the organization will receive a $15,000 matching grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

Uprising exists to confront human trafficking through awareness, education and outreach.

“Nothing makes us prouder than knowing we have so much support for the important work we do,” the organization said in a social media statement. “We are committed to utilizing every dollar raised to further educate, train, and prevent human trafficking in Wyoming and beyond.”

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