NEWARK - Hundreds of homeless veterans turned out at the John F. Kennedy Pool and Rec Center today to receive help and services.

Nearly 700 veterans turned out for the free services, a number that organizers would like to see drop.

For all the veterans that showed up, the foundation has made available health care, counseling, housing and job help, clothing and haircuts.

"I wish we had 25 guys here but that's the tragedy ... these guys are on the streets, they fought to defend our streets not live on them," said Jack Fanous, executive director or the G.I. Go Foundation.