When the opportunity came to volunteer his help to help sick children, Chris Stevens took it.

Stevens owns Stevens Septic Service Inc., of Monroe, North Carolina. Newton Custom Homes invited Stevens to join in its annual charity project to build a house. The homes are raffled off with $100 tickets, and proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

“He asked me if I’d like to be a part of it, and I told him, ‘Sure, I’d love to,’” Stevens says. He does work for the builder, he adds.

The house is 2,800 square feet and is located in Monroe, part of the metropolitan area around Charlotte. It has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms. Local television station WBTV-3 provided coverage of the process.

The house required a new septic system, and the property wasn’t septic-friendly.

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