TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Analgesic Healthcare has partnered with the American Red Cross of Central Florida in their efforts to aid those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161110/437911LOGO Hurricane Matthew started out as Tropical Storm Matthew and increased to a deadly Category 5 as it traveled across the Western Atlantic inflicting devastating damage in areas including Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. It then made landfall in the Southeast region of the United States on October 8, where a state of emergency was declared in several states including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Hurricane Matthew, now known as the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the first Category 5 since Hurricane Felix in 2007, has caused widespread damage, flooding, power outages, and death. Both Analgesic Healthcare and the American Red Cross are aligned in their mission to help people suffering mentally, physically, and emotionally from the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew both at home and abroad. Through the generosity of people and companies like Analgesic Healthcare, the American Red Cross is able to provide people with the critical resources they need during catastrophic events. As the American Red Cross disaster teams diligently work to provide shelter, food, financial resources, and relief supplies to victims, Analgesic Healthcare is committed to making continuous financial contributions to ensure that immediate critical needs are met.