Family of Man Knights Help with Gabriel House Landscaping

On Sept 18, 2021, members of the Family of Man Council visited one of the Gabriel Homes residences to perform some light yard work and exterior maintenance for the residents. The work involved raking and weeding in the front and back yards of the townhouse, trimming some bushes, transplanting some plants, placing some stepping stones, moving a bench, cleaning mildew off of the front porch and rear steps and patio and a few other miscellaneous tasks. Several members of the Council are residents of Gabriel Homes, including Chris Yorke (pictured below). The Gabriel Homes staff and residents were very appreciated of the Knight’s work.

Gabriel Homes, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization promoting independence through residential placement, training, and community integration for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Reston and Herndon, Virginia. Gabriel Homes exists to enable the adults we serve to open their doors to independence. Their residential placement puts a roof over their heads and, more importantly, a solid foundation under their feet. They offer the support and encouragement they need to develop their full potential. More information about Gabriel Homes can be found at

The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus, based at St John Neumann Catholic Community in Reston, VA, is part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. Together the Knights empower Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community. You can learn more about the Council at

(images courtesy of John Claman)