When I learned that Rebuilding Together San Francisco had its eye on the OMI, I knew I needed to volunteer — it offered me the chance to use my camera to assist a great organization and to reconnect with the memories of the “me” who used to live there.
I never referred to the OMI as such — life for me took place in 2 distinct hoods: Ingleside and Lakeview, each with its own character and feel. I was raised Pentecostal and attended church at the Voice of Pentecost on Ocean Avenue in Ingleside. I lived in Lakeview, at 240 Thrift Street, not far from Oceanview Park (where Rebuilding Together will be planting a community garden). Read More »
With our neighborhood focus being the OMI district this year (more here), I thought a personal perspective of this diverse ‘hood might be interesting to all of you that haven’t yet visited this area. Meet Connie, one of our house Construction Captains (now in her 6th year!) and our favorite event volunteer bartender! I had asked her a few questions about her neighborhood and here’s what she had to say… Read More »