What about getting your local atheist friends together and sending an offer (as atheists) to local churches to help them work to support the homeless in the region? Let the local media know that you have done it (as atheists).
Now you’re talking, but I wouldn’t contact the media. It’s more powerful if the community notices on its own what those wonderful people are doing (Hey, who are they?).
O.K., perhaps we contact the media after the churches have refused to work with us! (Just showing my cynical side).
Since you agree, will you do it?
Will others agree to do it by leaving their simple statement of agreement on this system, please?
I don’t agree with you. If the churches won’t work with you, then do it yourselves. You’re not going to win any friends by making a show of helping people for the purpose of getting publicity. The community will only dislike you all the more and with good reason.
It’s like I tell my clients: the only way you can get the jury on your side is by being yourself. Some litigants connive all the time. I try to tell them that they probably won’t convince anyone by trying to figure out how to convince them. The honest clients, for the most part, are the ones who connect with the jurors by getting through with their honesty. We must do the same thing: serve the community, let the noticing come from others in due course and don’t be surprised or disappointed that it doesn’t happen right away.