HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - ServiceLive.com, a new online marketplace for home improvements and repairs, is teaming up with Rebuilding Together, a leading non-profit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods, to help independent contractors across the country get more business and to raise money and increase the number of volunteers for Rebuilding Together.

ServiceLive, which matches service providers with homeowners and businesses who need work done, is currently recruiting skilled trades people across a variety of categories, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and more.

Through more than 200 affiliate chapters, Rebuilding Together provides repairs and home rehabilitation to the homes of low-income homeowners, all at no cost to the homeowners. Over 200,000 skilled trades and community volunteers donate time each year.

For every service provider who completes the registration and approval process, ServiceLive.com will donate $25 to Rebuilding Together. In addition, ServiceLive will be encouraging the service providers to volunteer for Rebuilding Together, especially its Gulf Coast Work Weeks, during which teams of volunteers continue repairing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Service providers can register for ServiceLive at www.servicelive.com. To learn more about Rebuilding Together, visit www.rebuildingtogether.org.

Publication date:04/27/2009