Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How can I help support Tables for Troops?
A: There are several ways to help support Tables for Troops. The simplest way to help out is to like, share, and repost our information on Facebook, Twitter, or your own personal website to help to get the word out. There are several linking options for webmasters and bloggers in our Spread the Word section. The more exposure we have, the easier it is to raise money to send poker tables and other supplies to our troops serving overseas.
If you're able to donate, our donation process is extremely simple. All you have to do is go to our Donation Page. Its very easy to make a secure credit card or paypal donation in any amount that you're comfortable with.
Q: How can my unit request poker supplies from Tables for Troops?
A: This too is a very simple process. To request supplies, please visit our Request Materials Page and fill out the short form that is provided. All requests will be considered on a first come first serve basis and will be filled dependant on available resources. In order to be moved up in line if there are no funds available, you can request that your own friends and family members donate specifically for your company. This should be specified in the comments section of the donation page.
Q: What is required of units that receive poker table supplies from Tables for Troops?
A: We require a short written statement about your experience with Tables for Troops, to be posted on the website, along with a couple of photos of your soldiers enjoying their new toys, also to be posted on the website.
We also request that all units help to spread the word by posting and sharing Tables for Troops links and Facebook pages to help raise additional capital so that funds will be available so that others will also be able to take advantage of this program.
Q: When I make a donation, how much of my money actually goes to providing supplies for troops overseas?
A: All of it. There are no paid employees at Tables for Troops and the program actually uses all other resources from Build Your Own Poker Tables. All web hosting, design work, ect is all supported by BYOPT making the Tables for Troops program highly efficient.
Q: How long does it take to receive supplies, overseas, from Tables for Troops?
A: This is highly dependant on where you are and how reliable the mail is in your location. Assuming that there is available funding for your request, BYOPT will generally be able to get your supplies out in just a couple of days. We have generally seen shipping times in the 10-15 day range, to APO addresses, in the past. If that time table holds true, you should have supplies within 2 to 3 weeks from the time your request is approved.