Delaware respiratory therapist making soap for people in need


REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – A Delaware respiratory therapist is raising money to make soap for people in need as part of a hand washing initiative.

Kate Bonnema owns Rehoboth Beach Balm, a small business that makes all natural body care items. She says she wanted to find a way to help people while also promoting hygiene during this time. She knows Sussex County is seeing a lot of positive COVID-19 cases and is working to pair up with a charity that can distribute her handmade soap to people who need it most.

“Not everybody has hand sanitizer and that sort of thing and honestly just plain soap and water works better than anything. So I want to encourage people to do that an make it available,” says Bonnema.

Bonnema says the community has already helped raise about 7-hundred dollars which will allow her to make between 15-hundred and 2-thousand bars of soap.

If you would like to donate, click here to visit the Rehoboth Beach Balm website.

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