Moody Bible Institute and the Salvation Army Kroc Center awarded Donnita Travis, founder of By The Hand, the Urban Heroes Award on Thursday, for her more than thirteen years of pouring into the lives of thousands of young people in the city of Chicago.

As Dr. Paul Nyquist, the President of Moody Bible Institute, said “Your work is a great inspiration to others who care much for the city.”

The award ceremony featured a message from Dr. Tony Evans and worship music from Jamel Michael Lewis.