Dan Griffin bought his Honda Odyssey new in 2008 and has since racked up 90,000 miles on the minivan, using it for everything from family excursions to Cub Scout events.
Earlier this month, it was being filled with boxes and bags of old clothes to donate to the needy.
Griffin, 51, of Rodgers Forge, is known as "Dan the Van Man," as a volunteer in a recently reinvented grassroots group called Homeless Outreach: CALM, which stands for Compassion-Aid-Love-Mercy.
Its mission, said founder Robert Williams, 48, also of Rodgers Forge, is partly to do "street outreach" and try to find and help homeless people living on the streets of Baltimore County. CALM is...