Your community efforts are admirable; caring for those unable to care for themselves is something that is often discussed from a charity v government theoretical standpoint, but actually putting plans together and being involved is going to be crucial.
As for getting out of debt- we're working on that too. Have a little left on two car loans (though these were 0% financing), as well as a decent chunk left of a student loan. After that we are in the clear, just trying to save and figure out where we want to relocate (whether here or abroad).
Best of luck in all your efforts.